Crisis, the charity for homeless people, is urgently seeking the donation of food supplies for Christmas as regular donors cut back.

Nine centres across London will serve 28,000 meals to homeless people for Crisis at Christmas 2010. However, without sufficient this cannot go ahead.

Crisis relies on the donations of 250-300 suppliers to provide vital meals for over 2,500 people between 23 December and 30 December. But the effects of the recession have left many businesses unable to pledge their regular donation this year, leaving the charity struggling to make ends meet. 

A vast range of products are needed to fill the charity’s quota, from tinned and packet goods, to perishable items including cheese, fish and meat. Crisis can use a wide range of products and is therefore urgently calling for any business or supplier who may be able to make a donation this Christmas to come forward. 

Leslie Morphy, chief executive of Crisis, said: “The current recession has placed greater than ever demands on the corporations who generously provide the products we need to run Crisis At Christmas. 

“There has been a significant downturn in both the number of donors and the level of donations as the economic climate has forced businesses to cut back. With less than one month to Christmas, we are now urgently seeking additional donors to ensure we can provide vital meals to the 2,500 guests who need it most at Christmas.”