Coronavirus crisis: Urgent Appeal

Help us be there for those hardest hit


We have always been there for the most vulnerable, but thousands more people have suddenly fallen into that category. They urgently need our help.

We have transformed our response to ensure we are directly reaching those hit the hardest by the coronavirus.

  • Our foodbanks are expanding and we are using our local networks to reach people who can no longer feed themselves or their families and are cut off from other sources of help.
  • Homeless day centres are now offering doorstep health advice and offering food parcels while night time soup runs are delivering hot food at a safe distance from our emergency response vehicles. 
  • At a time when thousands have lost their job overnight, our Employability service, Employment Plus continues to offer telephone and online support.
  • Our Debt Advice Service is helping people work out how to pay their next bill.
  • We are continuing to put pressure on government to address delays in the payment of Universal Credit which could now impact thousands more people as the job market shrinks. 
  • We are continuing to maintain our extensive network of safe houses for the victims of modern slavery and meeting the emotional support for people who have escaped slavery and now have to self-isolate. 
  • We have supporting communities with a mixture of practical and emotional support, from phone calls to the isolated to prescription runs and food deliveries. 
  • Virtual worship is maintaining a sense of belonging with our congregations as well as bringing hope at a time when we need it most. 

We will do whatever we can to help your community get through this. 

Help us be there for those hardest hit by coronavirus

Family opening a foodbank parcel
Woman at foodbank
Govan van serving food
Family and Salvation army worker
Salvation army officer and client drinking tea
Salvation army officer and client talking

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£15 could pay for a food parcel to feed a family in desperate need for three days.

£50 could help keep our food banks replenished from wholesalers and local sources.

£114 could meet the cost of an officer for 3 days so they can distribute meals and provide support for vulnerable people


£5 could provide a welcome pack for a homeless person in one of our residential centres (Lifehouses).

£10 could provide 1 hour of support work for a homeless person in one of our residential centres (Lifehouses).

£15 could pay for one week''s worth of gas and electric top up for an older person to heat their home.

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