Dorset Community House is usually stocked with blankets and food to provide to anyone who needs assistance.
But, this year they have seen their supply dwindle as more and more people reach out for support.
Manager Jen Barron said they had seen people come in who had never reached out for support before.
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Ms Barron said they had a no questions asked policy to accommodate people who have lost their job during the downturn.
She said people could come to the house and get help with whatever they need.
“We offer food relief here through the house as well … when people are coming for their Loaves and Fishes they are expressing other needs,” Ms Barron said.
“For example they might need clothes, blankets, they might need sanitary items so we’re just trying to be prepare for those people.
Ms Barron said the house was not accepting second hand items due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“People are knitting or crocheting stuff and that’s what we’re giving away,” she said.
Ms Barron said they needed more donations to make sure they can help everyone in need.
She said they had precautions in place to make sure people were being safe when making donations.
“We have COVID protocols set up here at the house so it is safe to come inside,” Ms Barron said.
“If people just want to donate directly at the door they can, or if they want us to pick something up we can.”
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