Who are Urban Outreach (Bolton)?
Urban Outreach is a charity, established in 1990, which has a number of projects, specifically working across four main areas:
- Offender support
- Health and homelessness
- Children and families
- Food and cold weather provision
They have 13 different projects working across those four areas.
You can find out more about Urban Outreach by visiting their website.
How do we specifically partner with Urban Outreach?
Storehouse provides weekly food parcels to those in need using a voucher system.
We have a Grubtub, both in the church building, and in our Church Shop. Members of our church family, and others in the local community, use them to donate food and toiletries that are then used to make up those weekly food parcels.
Urban Outreach provide hampers to struggling individuals and families, containing everything that they need to make a traditional Christmas dinner!
As a church we volunteer to donate items that are needed for the hampers. We also nominate people to receive hampers.
The Bolton Lunches project provides a free packed lunch every day during the school holidays, to those children and young people on low incomes who would normally receive a free school meal during term time.
For the past few years our Church Centre has been a distribution point for the lunches, allowing those in our local community to access this provision.