I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.

Matthew 25 v 40

“ Fighting rural poverty in Central Bedfordshire ”

Coronavirus Update - November 2020

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Welcome to The Need Project

We believe that everyone has the right to have food on their plate, dignity, skills, a chance to work and hope for the future.

Applying for help

We only take referrals from statutory bodies (e.g. Social Services, GP units, Children’s Centres etc.) or recognised community groups (e.g. local churches and other religious organisations, schools, etc).

We are not able to take self referrals. If you are in need please apply for help through one of the referral bodies.

A Mum’s Story

dougIn March 2016 I left an abusive relationship with a few clothes and my two children. After some time in a refuge I found myself homeless, vulnerable, sleeping on a friends sofa.

In the November 2016 I was given a council house and I moved in the first week of December. Things were tight, financially, emotionally and physically as I was pregnant. Christmas that year seemed impossible, but it was so important as it was the first one the girls would be able to celebrate without stress and arguments.

My church referred me to Gordon at The Need Project. That year there were gifts under the tree, food in the cupboard and even some treats for the children. We had Christmas and the healing process began. The Need Project has helped me with things for the baby, the girls and the house and cupboards without judgement or question.

Now in 2018 things have settled for my family and we are moving along. Without The Need Project the healing process would not be as progressed as it is now. What an incredible organisation, giving people so much more than physical items.

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What makes up a food parcel?

People often ask us what they should donate, so here is a list of food parcel items…

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What are our values?

We are a Christian organisation motivated by Jesus' teaching on poverty and injustice…

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