Caritas – Homeless Lunch
What is the All Saints Caritas meal?
Since September 2013, on the second Sunday of each month, we have a drop-in and hot meal at All Saints Church Hall from 3-5pm. The meal is aimed at those who are homeless, vulnerably housed or those who feel excluded or on the periphery of society. We currently have an average of about 60 people coming each month. Much of the food we cook is donated by Fareshare which is an organisation which redistributes supermarket food which is about to go out of date.
As well as providing a good quality hot meal (cooked by a team of volunteer cooks on site) we give people a chance to relax – we provide hot drinks and people have a chance, to chat to read the papers or just to be quiet.
We have a great team of volunteers – some of whom help most months, some just now and then. Some prefer to stay in the kitchen and others help set out the hall, serve our guests and wash up. Some volunteers come to church and and some do not. All are welcome! We also have people who help by making or donating a pudding or cakes, and people who donate money to help fund this initiative.
We always welcome new volunteers and if you would like to find out more about volunteering please get in touch with the coordinator Lucy McGrath on 07765673176 or firstname.lastname@example.org