Some of our volunteers at an in-house training event
Shiloh Rotherham is a registered christian charity and has been providing hot meals and clothing for homeless and vulnerable adults in the South Yorkshire region for more than twenty years.
But it is now SO much more....
For us it is about giving hope by providing benefits advice, housing support, health advice, hairdressing, laundry and showering facilities as well social activities and training courses.
We work with other local agencies including the health service, local council and training providers to support our guests.
We serve a staggering 20,000 hot meals every year!
We offer a range of social activities
The lease for our current building won't be renewed at the end of the year, but we have been offered alternative accomodation by Rotherham Metropolitan Burrough Council, for upto 25 years!
We are all very excited about what this means for us, but our main priority is getting a professional kitchen installed in the new building.
We have had offers of help from Rotherham Council, Wilmott-Dixon, Mears and the Probation Service which is fantastic, but we do need CASH to get a proper kitchen installed. Producing around 120 hot meals day needs more than a microwave and a camping stove!
Our new home will need a bit of TLC as well as a new kitchen!
To make this property 'fit-for-purpose' we need to make some alterations to the structure of the building, but our main priority is having a proper area for food preparation, cooking, serving and dining. Providing hot meal and a warm welcome is at the very heart of our organisation
Our support for the homeless and vulnerable adults of the area has already won awards, but with your help we could do even more.
It all starts with a hot meal and an opportunity to talk. From there we can help people get their lives back on track, encouraging them to make better life choices for a self-relient future.
One of our guests is interviewed by the BBC