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'We are desperately struggling' - Tameside group's plea for support

A voluntary community group which helps to feed the homeless and hungry of Tameside and beyond is again urgently appealing for help.

Hyde-based Sandwich Angels is in need of a range of items to put together food parcels to help support those who need them.  

A spokesperson for the group said: "We are desperately struggling and sorry to disappoint many but we can't give out what we don't have enough of. We are still operating daily on the basis of the minute a food donation comes in, it's gone to emergency referral cases only as priority. 

"We are not a charity, not government funded and rely totally on the public's help with donations. We are all dedicated unpaid volunteers. Even when we fall low, we won't stop and now we just hope and pray for help." 

The items the group needs donations of are: 

  • Children's cereals
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Children's yoghurts 
  • Butter or margarine
  • Cheese slices
  • Baked beans
  • Hot dogs
  • Meat balls
  • Tuna
  • Tins of corned beef
  • Soup
  • Tinned peas
  • Tinned carrots
  • Gravy
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Frey Bentos Pie
  • Rice
  • Curry sauce
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tea or coffee
  • Sugar
  • Oven chips
  • Children's pizzas
  • Fish fingers
  • Beef or Veggie burgers
  • Sausage rolls
  • Cordial juice
  • Biscuits
  • Crisps
  • Chocolate bars

Anyone with donations can text 07713 973640 for the group's Hyde drop-off base address or to arrange for Sandwich Angels members to collect the items. 

Donation boxes for non-perishable items can also be found in Morrisons in Hyde, Costa Coffee in Hyde, the Co-op in Newton, Morrisons in Denton, Village Nursery in Gee Cross and Fairfield View Care Centre in Audenshaw. 

People can also donate to a JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lisa-martin-85 so that Sandwich Angels can continue to provide food for those who need it. 

To donate an e-voucher, you can also email sandwichangelsgroup@hotmail.com

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