This weekend, Saturday 24th April, Andover Baptist Church have organised a drive through to help support young college students with basic essentials. They are asking members of the public to come pop by the car park to drop off items that will be delivered to local colleges.
Chris Porter, senior minister of Andover Baptist church told Andover Radio 95.5fm “It might be hard to believe but here in Andover and the surrounding areas there are college aged young people who are struggling with clothes to wear, food to eat and some of the basic necessities of life, some of them are having to sofa surf because they don’t have a place to live or have been kicked out of home. It might be hard to believe but sadly it is true.”
One of the ABC recent missions is “to be for the community and be a blessing to it“. Chris went on to say that “all through this pandemic we have been trying to support people in need in our local area”
He added that the church have been in talks with Andover College and the Basingstoke college of technology (BTec) about how they can collaboratively support the young people in the local area who are struggling within the community.
Together they have come up with a plan, on Saturday 24th April between 1.30-4.30 the church are inviting people to come to the church car park, just off Charlton Road in Andover.
Chris told Andover Radio 95.5fm “people will get a warm welcome and a cheer hello, with an opportunity to chat through car windows but more importantly we are asking people to pop along to drop off non perishable foods, quality used or new clothes and toilietries. The church will then deliver this to the support teams at the colleges to get it to the young people who really need it.
“Together we can make a real difference to the lives of young people“