The Salvation Army is offering emergency support to the homeless during the colder months by distributing hot meals in the evening. Supplies such as sugar, teabags and warm blankets, as well as sleeping bags are needed. Cash donations to purchase groceries for the preparation of the meals are also welcome. The Salvation Army centre, Via degli Apuli 41 (S. Lorenzo area), tel. 064451351. Caritas, the Catholic relief organisation also provides support to the homeless at their canteen(tel. 064872237) as does the Comunit di S. Egidio a Roman Catholic / lay association dedicated to solidarity with the poor. (tel. 06585661)