H.I.T.S

H.I.T.S (Homeless in Teignbridge Support)

Bovey Tracey Baptist Church supports H.I.T.S by collecting and donating foodstuffs/toiletries and clothing for the homeless in need of support in our local council district. The text below is taken from their website, which you can visit for further information.

www.hitsfoodbank.org

"We are a local charity supporting local people.

We work with the homeless and those in crisis and need, including domestic violence victims in our community throughout Teignbridge and in the more rural areas.

People that have been helped include those who are homeless, victims of domestic violence, ex-service personnel, the elderly, families in poverty, disabled people, ex offenders and many others.

We provide toiletry, food and household crisis packs. We also, when needed, provide baby packs and have been known to help pets of those in crisis and need.

Since the start of the project in September 2012, in excess of 19 tonnes of food have been distributed within the local area. We also supply white goods in some cases.

We work with local suppliers to provide good clean secondhand furniture free of charge. We will also in certain situations put a small amount of credit on a key meter where possible to ensure cooking and heating facilities.

In an emergency, whenever possible, we will also provide immediate overnight accommodation. We will refer with permission to housing authorities, MPs’ caseworkers, alcohol and addiction agencies, health agencies and medical care or other agencies that may be able to help alleviate the situation. We support and engender confidence with all our clients. We operate a “coats for kids” scheme with Teignbridge District Council and Widecombe-in-the-Moor primary school, where good quality secondhand outdoor clothing is donated and re-distributed to those in need. We assist with travel in conjunction with Newton Abbot Community Transport Association."