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05 August 2015

Home-made meals for the homeless - the latest Inspire Award nomination

Home-made meals for the homeless - the latest Inspire Award nomination

An organisation that cooks home-made meals for homeless and vulnerable people in Stafford has been nominated for an Inspire Award.

House of Bread (HOB) runs a kitchen in the Stafford town centre, with volunteers catering for those in need with hot food.

HOB say: "Fantastic homely meals aren't the only thing on the HOB menu, friendship, support, advice and someone to listen are available to all our visitors, or as we like to call them our friends.

"Ask any of our visitors and they will tell you, it isn't a house that makes a home; it's the family inside it.

"House of Bread is like a real home; we eat together, laugh together, cry together, share success and support each other in times of crisis."

The organisation also partners with other agencies to help those using their services access housing, health services and other advice to improve their circumstances.

Volunteers working at HOB are trained to listen to the various needs of those visiting, and can offer basic housing advice, benefits help and support.

The organisation was first established in September 2010 as an outreach project by the churches of Stafford, and the number of people they are reaching continues to increase.

For more information, visit www.hobstafford.co.uk.

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More information on the Inspire Awards and how to make your nomination: Inspire Awards