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Get Involved


At Alternative Angels, our mission depends on the kindness of volunteers like you. We're always on the lookout for cooks to prepare hot meals and donations of essential items to support those we welcome at the Pilgrim Centre every Monday and Tuesday evening.

Join us in making a real impact!


Two volunteers

What's Involved:

  • Cook 25 meals/portions in tin foil containers to be cook at home.

  • No dietary restrictions; cook what you love!

  • Popular choices include Cottage/Shepherd's Pie, Spaghetti Bolognese, Sausage & Mash, Casseroles, Curry, Chilli, Pasta, or Chips with a side.

Helpful Information:

  • The foil containers should have lids and measure approximately 20.5x11x5.5cm or size 6a. Please ensure that the lids are securely fastened with the shiny side down to retain maximum heat. These containers are readily available online or at discount shops.

  • To comply with Food Safety Laws, it is essential that meals are hot upon arrival at the Centre. Since we lack the facilities to reheat meals on-site, we kindly ask volunteers to keep their foil containers in the oven on low heat until they're ready to leave.

  • Our team then quickly transfers the trays into our hot boxes to keep them warm, though we typically serve around 80 meals in the first 20 minutes!!

Drop-off Details:

  • We run a rota system for cooks, so please contact us if you would like to get involved. 

  • Then on the day please deliver your hot meals to the Pilgrim Centre, Swindon between 18:10-18:25.


Our CEO holding a donated cheque from Asda Haydon Wicj

As a charity, we work tirelessly to assist those who depend on us. But we can't do it alone. Your donations help us to buy food, supplies and retain our warm space at the Pilgrim Centre.

Your support is absolutely essential in sustaining our service, and we can't thank you enough for your donations. They mean the world to us and to those we serve!


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Donated snack packs

At Alternative Angels, we're dedicated to providing essential support to those in need. While we offer hot meals and fresh, healthy snacks, we also greatly appreciate donations of non-perishable items that have an extended shelf life and do not need refrigeration. The items below go a long way in ensuring that individuals facing homelessness have access to food options. Your contributions make a significant difference in their lives. Thank you for your generosity -

Non-perishable items:

  • ​Cereal/Protein bars

  • Crisps

  • Biscuit mini packs

  • Tinned hot dogs

  • Pot noodles

  • Soft drinks (non-energy)


  • Tin foil trays (approx. 20.5x11x5.5cm or size 6a)

  • Paper cups for hot drinks

  • Wooden forks


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