A Chester supermarket has come to the assistance of a church’s plea to help the homeless.

A food donation box has been set up in Sainsbury’s on Caldy Valley Road after Christ Church Newtown approached them to see if they could help them with their drop-in café for homeless and vulnerably housed men and women.

The store asked their customers if they would like to donate non-perishable food items to the church.

The café is run on Sundays from 3-5pm in their church building in Newtown, near the fire station.

They provide, free of charge, homemade soup, sandwiches, hot drinks in a warm welcoming environment.

Up to 30 people come each week and they anticipate the numbers will continue to grow.

Adrian Harle, store manager at Sainsbury’s, said: “It is wonderful that we are able to help the more vulnerable in our community and would like to thank all our customers for their continued support in our charity work we carry out through out the year.”

For more information on the café, email sundaydropin.christchurch@gmail.com.