To be hope and light for the most vulnerable in Leicester and beyond by showing that we care. As we pursue God’s heart, we hope to see individuals transformed through our food bank, where poverty is rare and rejected.
At Chroma Church we want to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We hope to identify need and to provide people in crisis with the appropriate care; practically, emotionally, and spiritually. To restore value, hope, and empower people to be lifted out of poverty.
All people are welcome, invited, valuable and will be clothed with dignity.
We believe the best is yet to come for every person. No circumstances are hopeless and they have hope for a future.
We understand that restoration and wholeness require attention to all needs – financial, practical, emotional, and spiritual.
We attempt to draw out the best and equip people to thrive.
keys to mission
Chroma Compassion hopes to be there for people when they need it most. We centre around these keys to encourage a flourishing life:
Provision: We provide immediate financial, emotional, or practical support as we hope to identify the need at the time of crisis i.e. food, emotional support or financial counselling.
Acts of kindness: We believe simple acts of kindness ignite hope and restore worth and value to people. For example, offering haircuts during food bank.
Empowerment: We hope to encourage people and help to break the cause of their poverty i.e. teaching people how to budget and manage finances well.
Work: Where we help to encourage people on a journey towards finding work that is fulfilling. We believe that work is key to a flourishing life, it provides financially, and builds confidence and gives purpose, improving mental health and prevents isolation.
Central to of our local compassion projects is the food bank where we encourage everyone to connect first! Our friendly and welcoming environment helps people to open up to share their story, define their need and provides a gateway for us to offer appropriate care that Compassion offers. Here people in crisis have the opportunity to collect emergency food and supplies for between 3-5 days. We partner with a wide range of agencies and care professionals such as nurses, schools and social workers to identify people in need. To refer clients, support services and agencies can access our Referral Form.
ACTS OF KINDNESS
We provide a free haircut and eyebrow shaping service through our food bank. We believe simple acts of kindness ignite hope and restore worth and value to people.
Safe families help reduce the number of children who need to go into care in the UK.
We believe God loves to see families together. This targets the heart of the Church as a completely voluntary service, where we offer our support to help families who need it. Learn more here.
We can’t wait to get to know our guests at the food bank over dinner! Dinners are hosted weekly by our compassion team. Dinner is our first step to developing and building relationships. This happens every Thursday 6pm-7:30pm.
Christians Against Poverty provides a free opportunity to people struggling with debt. Here you can receive help with budgeting skills and tools to help you manage your finances, budget, save and prevent debt. The team show commitment to long-term support while the client is becoming debt.
Register for a meeting with a trained CAP volunteer.
Dignity in Growing began from the freedom it brought to men experiencing mental health problems. The food grown at a local allotment is directed back into the food bank to give people in crisis an opportunity to access healthy, nutritious food.
With an estimated 40 million people trapped in modern day slavery today; we join Eden to help bring an end to slavery.
Through development programmes, Eden helps to teach the women rescued how to make jewellery.
You can purchase these precious pieces at the Chroma Store every week. We have our Eden stalls open throughout the year to browse and read the incredible stories of hope restored.