Call for food and drink donations for domestic abuse survivors

6 October 2017

Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service (PDAS) is appealing to city residents for donations of food and drink for people escaping domestic abuse.

Donations are open until 20 October.

Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service (PDAS) is appealing to city residents for donations of food and drink for people escaping domestic abuse.

The Sanctuary Supported Living service is encouraging people to donate tinned food, longlife milk, tea, coffee, sugar, juice, pasta, noodles and baby food to its refuge service to help newly arrived residents and their children settle in.

Donations would provide an immediate source of food and drink for new arrivals until their finances and any relevant benefit payments are set up.

Local service manager Katy Fisher said: “Sometimes residents come straight from hospital, housing or the police station, so literally have the clothes they are wearing and nothing else. It can be late at night too and sometimes after a very long journey.

Sometimes residents come straight from hospital, housing or the police station, so literally have the clothes they are wearing and nothing else. It can be late at night too and sometimes after a very long journey.

Katy Fisher, Local Service Manager

“There is a local food bank which we do access, but their opening times are limited and don’t always match with the times our clients arrive, so having a stock of supplies built up means we are always able to accommodate new arrivals.”

Donations can be made to the PDAS drop-in office, which is separate to the refuge and located at Prideaux Court, Palace Street, Plymouth PL1 2AY.

The office is open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and opens late until 8pm on Wednesdays. It will be accepting donations until 20 October. For more information, contact the refuge on 01752 562286.

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