This pandemic has shone a light on areas where more support is needed within the community, and the UCKG HelpCentre has endeavoured to do more by providing support to help those in need. One of the ways the HelpCentre achieves this is by the use of Food Banks and Soup Kitchens within the community.
We currently run the UCKG Soup Kitchen in Leeds, which serves ready-made meals and soups to locals every Saturday of the year. We have seen the importance of this work in recent months, receiving over 1,223 visits, making use of the service since the turn of the year, attendance of which continues to increase weekly.
However, though we are currently operating as a Soup Kitchen, we do not have an actual kitchen where meals can be freshly prepared for locals on the premise, limiting the number of people we can reach out to and serve. While we are glad that we have been able to help many in the area of Leeds, we would like to offer more to the community and those in need as a result of these difficult times; building a new Kitchen would allow us to do just that.
This is where we need your help. To fully operate as a Soup Kitchen, we need to raise the funds that will cover the costs of the works and installation that will be done. Therefore, we kindly ask for a donation to contribute towards the total cost of the £20,000 we would need to do this work. Thus far, we've raised £2,140 towards our goal so our new target reflects this progress (£17,860). You can help to reach the finish line!
We believe that together we can reach this target and help those in the community who are in need. We appreciate the consideration and hope that you will be able to support the local community in this project. Thank you in advance for your kind donations!