5 years ago on Valentine’s day after the darkest time of my life I took a burger van onto Queens gardens to feed the homeless and to give something back for the support I’d had from the public during this time.
This opened my eyes to the problem we face with homelessness and I was confident I could do more to help.
Starting with spending £5 on hotdogs 40 people were fed one night following, and from then till now i’ve met some amazing people on the way that we’ve helped and have helped us. Now 5 years on with the support of a fantastic team of volunteers and people donating and supporting our non profit community organisation on Facebook we are able to offer so much more.
Not only do we feed the homeless but we are much more than just a soup kitchen.
We also offer a support hub with online access to help people with benefits and housing applications, something that has become much needed during the pandemic with nearly everything being done online, this helps end homelessness for some people.
We offer food hampers for people struggling and having to choose between paying rent or buying food, this helps prevent homelessness.
We offer the time to listen to people when they’re at their lowest point and see how we can help via signposting.
We’ve helped with cases of domestic violence and worked with other organisations.
We offer help to all others helping the homeless even those that you’ll see on Facebook pulling us down because we’ve learnt that if you really care about the homeless you need to support those helping them.
We are supported by Humber Medical services plus who offer medical advice and treatment at our support hubs to anyone that needs it thanks to our soup kitchen support vehicle.
We are not a registered charity the reason we was told for refusal was that we do to much and don’t fit into 1 box. Because of this we have continued to stay as a non profit community organisation but we are registered with companies house the same as lots of other organisations helping the homeless this way we can help much more people.
We receive no government or council funding, don’t take a wage and have only managed to do what we do with the help of the public who have made this journey possible.