There are hundreds of people in Birmingham who aren’t as lucky as us to have a home to go to tonight. Instead, they will be in hostels, squatting or on the streets. We need to change this.
Birmingham’s homeless community is the second largest in the UK, with 1,152 registered cases. Imagine those who aren’t even on the radar! Stats are one thing but walk the streets and you’ll see this isn’t even half of it.
10 million tonnes of food is thrown away every year in the UK by cafés, bars, restaurants and businesses. With people going hungry and food being thrown away, the solution really is simple.
With 10 million tonnes of food being thrown away every year in the UK, we’re bringing Birmingham’s cafés, bars and restaurants together to help feed people in these unfortunate circumstances. Added to that, we’re increasing the number of volunteers out on the streets by getting the community together to be the humans we should all be.
Are you a Birmingham based food outlet?
Do you have food and supplies that you could donate?
Would you be up for joining us on the streets and volunteering?
Are you part of, or aware of, homeless services that we should signpost?
HOW IT WORKS
Get in touch with Let’s Feed Brum if you’re able to provide us with hot or cold food, either regularly or as a one off donation.
Likewise, if you have time to give, get in touch and we’ll let you know about our volunteering opportunities.
We look for food donations that can be delivered either to a volunteer, or direct to our soup kitchen as we have limited resources. However, if this isn’t possible, we’re often able to arrange collection.
We welcome volunteers out every Monday-Saturday evening, and also Wednesday and Thursday morning.
Once you’ve donated your food, it will be handed out at our soup kitchen base (located at Old Square, Corporation Street) and via our teams who go to the city’s hotspots.
When you join us, we know that you’ll find it rewarding and will see how important the work is that we do.
We welcome donations of food and supplies at all times, but we’re really looking for people who can donate regularly; whether that be weekly or monthly.
Volunteers are not committed once they join us, but it’s great to have regular volunteers who can join us weekly.
Once you’re part of the Let’s Feed Brum family, you’ll get even more involved in the crucial work that we do.
Particularly building relationships, helping to mentor people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness, and signposting them to key services in the city.
We are not just looking for cafés and restaurants… anyone can get involved.
There are a variety of ways you can help the city’s homeless; from volunteering with our team on the
street, to donating unwanted clothes and sleeping bags – there’s always something you can do to help.
Let’s Feed Brum builds on the work of Inspiration Support; a team of dedicated volunteers who have provided essential supplies and friendship to those living on our streets for the past six years.
Being out on the streets helps us start conversations and signpost existing services already helping tackle the city’s homelessness issue.
Registered Charity Number: 1178574
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