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Weʼre raising £3,000 to rebuild Hope For Food's stocks of essential items for the homeless and families living in poverty, after our storage unit was burgled


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Urgent appeal after homeless charity burgled and vandalized

We were all heartbroken and reduced to tears to turn up at our unit to find it broken into and vandalized.

Most of our stores of vital clothing, shoes, food, toiletries and other household items have been taken. We just can’t believe people would do such a cruel thing.

"More than 400 families will be affected following the burglary on Friday, it's going to have a huge impact on our families. One family we needed to get food to yesterday, but we didn't have any". Hope For Food Founder, Claire Matthews

Now we must start again, to rebuild, and find a way to continue to support the most vulnerable people that rely on our support.

We’re lucky to have a wonderful community around us that will donate items to help us restock, and we will also need to raise funds to replace whatever isn’t donated.

We now need your support more than ever .... Thank you

About Hope For Food:

Hope for Food is a local charity based in Bournemouth set up and run entirely by Volunteers. The organisation was founded by Claire Matthews in 2012 with the aim of providing life’s basic essentials on a day to day basis to people in need of help due to the current economic climate.

We rely on clothing and food donations to supply over 300 hot meals and drinks to the local homeless community each and every week. We also help many local families who are living in crisis by supplying food parcels, clothing and furniture.

To find out more visit or find us on Facebook

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    • Joanne Islam

      Joanne Islam

      Jul 10, 2018

      Glad to help this very good cause under sad circumstances


    • Anonymous


      Jun 27, 2018

      A small help in a difficult time.


    • Sam


      Jun 27, 2018

      All the best!

    • Bernard Majer

      Bernard Majer

      Jun 27, 2018

      A small token of support from south Wales, good luck to you


    • Viv & MIke

      Viv & MIke

      Jun 27, 2018

      I pray that out of the bad comes an outpouring of good.


    • Alexander Zaremba

      Alexander Zaremba

      Jun 26, 2018

      Shocking that anyone could commit such a crime - hurting those people who have absolutely nothing. Good luck with the appeal 👍

    • ICB(Waterproofing)Ltd


      Jun 26, 2018

      Good luck with reaching your goal. We hope you replenish your stock in no time!


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