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The Carpenter’s Arms (Midlands) Trust Charity No. 1147791

The Carpenter’s Arms

The food parcels service provides food, clothing and other essential items to a wide range of homeless and disadvantaged people in Loughborough.


The service is currently based at the Carpenter’s Arms, and runs twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:30pm until 3:30pm.  


There are now almost 600 people on our records; up to 90 of whom represent families with children.  

We have seen a massive increase in the need of those who attend; each session we can serve anywhere up to 90 people, although this can fluctuate based on a number of factors.  


Each client is facing their own set of challenges, including homelessness, financial hardship, long term sickness and unemployment.  Our only criteria for receiving a parcel is that we ask to see proof of benefits once per month.


We started out giving 14 food parcels a week from our front door.  Now we are giving out 25000 food parcels a year from a dedicated building on site.


Already our premises are too limited and we are involved in planning a new extension with several facilities to help us with this work!


See what was on TV about Josephs Storehouse, click here.


Find out more about how to Receive Food Parcels

Volunteers at Joseph’s Storehouse

Bill Finney and residents with a Hog Roast

Nicky Morgan MP with one of our volunteers