Sally Army serves up 1,750 free breakfasts

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MORE than 1,750 free cooked breakfasts were served to Sheffield’s homeless by a Salvation Army church last year.

The charity served around 40 hungry people a week at its Sheffield Castle church on Duke Street and provided clothes, blankets and toiletries.

It released the figures ahead of Homelessness Sunday, this weekend, the national campaign raising awareness of the homeless.

The Salvation Army also offers a temporary safe haven for homeless people at its 56-bed mixed sex hostel on Charter Row.

Major Ivan Oliver, leader of The Salvation Army at Sheffield Castle, said: “It is well documented breakfast is the most important meal of the day and for many who are sleeping rough on the streets that fact could not be more true.

“We have a dedicated small team of volunteers who are more than happy to lend a hand every Sunday morning and make this very worthwhile project happen week in week out.

“It offers people the chance to have what might be their only cooked meal of the week and catch up with each other socially.”