Salvation Army leaders in Swindon are calling on charities and food outlets in the town to support an innovative scheme to help people in poverty that would be the first of its kind in the Town.

Salvation Army Corps Officer Captain Theresa Torr, explains:

“During the pandemic, the church and charity at Gorse Hill provided people with food parcels, and now it has a fully operational foodbank, but we knew we needed to provide a longer-term solution.”

Rather than just provide food parcels to struggling families, the plan is run as a membership scheme where people get specialised help to manage their finances and if relevant, find work.

The church and charity is asking local businesses to help with the scheme by providing support for the set-up and ongoing help with donations of food, resources and volunteers

For more information, please contact The Salvation Army’s church at Swindon Gorse Hill by calling 01793 436928 or emailing