Salvation Army supports homeless and hungry abroad

Salvation Army supports homeless and hungry abroad

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Nicola Hine

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Salvation Army supports homeless and hungry abroad
The Goodwood programme in action

Homeless and hungry people in South Africa are being fed thanks to a project supported by the Salvation Army in Maidenhead.

More than £3,000 has been raised by members of the church in East Road to help fund work by the Salvation Army in the Goodwood area of Cape Town.

Run mainly by Christian volunteers, the project provides soup and brunch for about 100 people five days a week - the only meal of the day for many.

The Goodwood programme costs about SAR 6,000, or £390 per month; of which half is paid by a government subsidy and the rest by the Salvation Army.

To date enough money has been raised to fund the project for 12 months and a much-needed stove has been brought, but donations are always welcome.

The Maidenhead corps also continues to support the homeless and hungry here in the town by offering Sunday lunch and regular food parcels.

To donate contact Major Keith White on 01628 625914.

See a video of the Goodwood project below.

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