WHAT WE DO

We work with local cafés, restaurants and other businesses to reduce their food waste, by donating it to Let’s Feed Brum.
Did you know that 10 million tonnes of food is thrown away every year in the UK by businesses alone?
We host walkabouts every evening (Monday-Sunday from 6.30pm), where we hand out food, drink and essential supplies to those on the streets.
We also host weekly breakfast events (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am-12pm) at Birmingham Cathedral.
In addition to our volunteer-led events, we also deliver surplus food donated by local businesses to hostels and accommodation providers across Birmingham.
As well as signpost services to our friends on the street.

GET INVOLVED

As a volunteer-led charity, we rely on the kindness of people who give up their time to join us. From handing out food and essential supplies, as well as having much-needed conversations, during our evening walkabouts and weekly breakfast events; through to sourcing items, donating food and fundraising for us… there are lots of ways to get involved.
At the moment, our operations are running lean in order to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines and keep everyone safe. This means we have less need for volunteers, however, we’d still love you to be involved.
You can do this in a number of ways, including collecting and donating much-needed items:
  • Warm clothing for men, including jumpers, jeans, jogging bottoms, thermals, underwear
  • Shoes and boots (paired and labelled by size)
  • Gloves, hats and scarves
  • Toiletries including roll-on deodorant, wet wipes, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, and small packs of tissues
If you are able to donate money to us or fundraise for us, we will also ensure that your money goes towards helping those who need it most. Even £1 can make an impact, so never worry about not having enough to give!
We also have a number of initiatives that you can donate directly for:
  • Hygiene packs – £6 per pack
  • Basic outreach pack, which includes thermal socks, gloves, hats and underwear – £20 each
  • Fund one of our breakfast services at Birmingham Cathedral – £60 per event
  • New home starter pack for someone who’s just secured accommodation, which includes a duvet, duvet cover, pillow, sheets, crockery, and a few other essentials – £60 per pack
Every little really does help and as a charity that doesn’t receive any official funding, we appreciate every penny that’s donated to us!

5 WAYS TO HELP

Donate Food

Whether it’s a one-off or regular donation, get in touch if you’re able to help provide meals or snacks for the homeless.

Donate Supplies

We always need donations of key supplies like sleeping bags, clothing, shoes, thermals and toiletries.

Donate Time

We currently have a waiting list, as demand is so high, but get in touch if you’d like to volunteer with us.

Donate Money

If you’re able to donate to us, either a one-off or fundraising effort, every penny will go towards helping people who need it most.

Signpost

If you know of any great services, charities or projects that we could work with and signpost people to, let us know.

CAN YOU HELP?

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? (Please note: we currently have a waiting list)
  • Are you part of, or aware of, homeless services that we should signpost?
Get in touch and become part of the Let’s Feed Brum Family; helping our friends on the streets by immediately providing food and supplies but, more importantly, being part of the solution that helps get them support to come off the streets for good. Our aim is to put ourselves out of a job by helping to end homelessness forever… but to do this, we have to build up trust and then signpost the services that can help.

OUR PARTNERS

Let’s Feed Brum is a volunteer-led charity that provides food, drink, essential supplies and friendship to those living on the streets of Birmingham.
For the past six years we have been building relationships with our friends who are homeless, and at risk of homelessness, to better understand their needs and help signpost them to existing services across the city. We partner with other charities and organisations to help people get the support needed to start looking to the future. Whether that be accommodation advice, employment opportunities, addiction recovery, mental health support, or anything else that’s creating a challenge for them; we build up genuine trust through our volunteers to get them on the path to safe, independent living.
Registered Charity Number: 1178574

GET IN TOUCH

“Let’s Feed Brum is still operating during the Covid-19 pandemic, within Government guidelines, but running a much leaner operation. As such, we don’t need as many volunteers at the moment as we are keen to continue helping people out on the streets but also keep as many people safe as possible. Get in touch to put your name on the waiting list for future opportunities.

You can always support us in other ways, by donating warm clothing (jackets, jumpers, thermals and underwear); boots and shoes; gloves, hats and scarves; and toiletries. Alternatively, if you’d like to donate money to us, you can help fund our Hygiene Packs, Basic Outreach Packs, New Home Starter Packs, or one of our weekly breakfast services.

Thank you for supporting us!”
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