Our volunteers collect food from supermarkets that would otherwise go to landfill, distributing
this food into the heart of our community where it’s needed most.
Basic Universal Resource Plan (BURP)
We deliver emergency food and household supply boxes to families and individuals
experiencing financial hardship and food poverty.
We cook meals every week for vulnerable members of our community to ensure they enjoy
nutritious, home cooked meals that they so crucially deserve. These meals are delivered to
their homes by volunteers who may be the only friendly face they see all week. The doorstep
chat is all part of the service.
Friendship Cafe & Community Market
We run a donations based fresh fruit and veg market and friendship cafe so people who are
isolated may come down, meet new friends and have a chat over free tea, coffee and cake,
going home afterwards with a bag of fruit and veg.
The Buddy Crew telephone befriending service
We match volunteers with people living alone for a friendly chat over the phone as our
Buddy Crew continue to help those in isolation and give a helping hand where needed.
We have given hope and an arena to express and entertain with our Creative Communities
projects. Creative Communities have brought joy to many people’s lives at Christmas and in
the spring over the last couple of years.
PCA Community Bus
After being passed from pillar to post, not having any permanent premises of our own, we
made the decision to buy a double-decker bus to run our services from. We drove her down
from Scotland to her new home in Wiltshire and began the steady conversion to the new
PCA HQ. Having a home of our own, on wheels, gives us the security we need while
enabling us to be mobile and reach more people in our communities. As we are serving
meals, distributing food and essentially running a mobile food bank, we are currently
converting the bus to reach strict food hygiene standards. As we are a volunteer
organisation, relying on the good will, skills and spare time of our volunteers, this process
has taken longer than we initially anticipated but with the recent rebrand and registration as
an official Community Interest Company, we hope to attract more professional help and
funding. Catch up on our progress in the news section of this website and on our social
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