Soup salvation for homeless

TINS of soup are today making a tasty donation for the Ipswich branch of the Salvation Army.The organisation has been given hundreds of soups unwanted by a supermarket to help feed the homeless and elderly during the autumn and winter months.

TINS of soup are today making a tasty donation for the Ipswich branch of the Salvation Army.

The organisation has been given hundreds of soups unwanted by a supermarket to help feed the homeless and elderly during the autumn and winter months.

Captain Ralph Chambers, of the Salvation Army's hostel for homeless men at Fore Street, Ipswich, said: "We can easily get through 30 cans of soup a day here so what we have received will go a long way to helping us through the winter.

"And we can always give the people who knock on our door a tin of soup to take away too."

The donation is part of a nationwide scheme where more than six million cans of soup are being given to the Salvation Army.

Soup manufacturers Heinz are heading the project as it clears thousands of shop shelves to make way for a new range.

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The Ipswich branch of the Christian organisation are receiving their cans from Morrison, Sproughton Road.

Major Mike Stannett, of the Ipswich Citadel, Woodbridge Road, said: "We're very grateful for this donation.

"We get through a lot of soup here during our weekly programme - with the luncheon club for the elderly and the soup run for the homeless - so this gift has certainly helped us in that area."