Devon Church sends out a 1,000 Christmas Hampers to people in need and require tea/coffee donations
It has been a difficult year for so many, and Rediscover Church in Exeter aims to spread Christmas cheer across the city by distributing about a 1,000 Christmas hampers to those in need.
The hampers are packed with a range of food including pasta, rice, sauces, biscuits, tea, coffee, mince pies, beans, soup and more to support a range of people through the festive period.
Here's how you can be Santa this year— could you donate tea and coffee? We need YOUR help to fill the 1000 Christmas hampers! These hampers are much more than just meeting one’s necessities, they’re symbols of love that let people know that they’re valued and cherished. The church calls the local community to come together and spread Christmas joy across the city!
Rediscover church in Northernhay Street, has, for the last six years, put together Christmas hampers packed full of food to give out to individuals, families and couples across Exeter.
The recipients have often included those who are struggling with finances at the moment, particularly during the festive time when there can be many strains on bank accounts, causing much stress, anxiety and worry. Especially now with the reduction of Universal Credit and the ongoing effects of Covid-19, there is an even greater need for such acts of kindness.
This project involves the church reaching out to primary and secondary schools, charities, GPs Surgeries, and organisations such as YMCA Exeter (young people), Julian House (working with the homeless), Young Carers (across Devon), Home Start (supporting families), Devon Refugee Network (including Afghan Refugees), ECFC Trust (diverse communities), Food Hub (those on low income) to help and support people to get through the Christmas period, where otherwise they might be struggling.
YOU can help make a difference to hundreds of people this year. Please get in touch with Jason Ham, the Operations Coordinator of Rediscover Church at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate tea/coffee and if you’d like to offer your time to help pack and distribute the hampers.
Rediscover Church is located at Northernhay Street, Exeter EX4 3ER