Our History

Let’s Feed Brum was founded in 2016 by a small group of people who wanted to make a big difference.

Having run Inspiration Support, a group of volunteers providing food and drink to Birmingham’s homeless community for many years, Ben Rafiqi had seen the positive impact of one-to-one engagement. By going out in the evenings, he’d started to build genuine friendships that allowed him to better understand the challenges and blockers of seeking and accepting the support available.

After being introduced to a group of people who shared his compassion and commitment to on-street engagement, Let’s Feed Brum was born.

Our Founders

Ben Rafiqi

Founder

Hattie D’Souza

Founder

John Bauckham

Founder

Raj Rana

Founder

Richard Peachey

Founder

Rupert Cross

Founder

Tara Tomes

Founder

Food is just the beginning… by being out on the streets, we are able to start conversations and find out the support that people need. Whether in temporary accommodation, sofa surfing or sleeping rough, there are many pathways to help people into more independent living, and we want to play our part in getting people access to the right support.

We encourage volunteers to build relationships with people out on the streets; taking time to listen to their stories and build trust. We sit in a powerful position of being able to bridge the gap between the commissioned services and people out on the streets, and it’s something that we should never take for granted!

Have you seen someone who needs help?

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough, send an alert to StreetLink

Click the button below for more advice about signposting.

Let’s Feed Brum has become one of Birmingham’s most loved and respected charities, with community projects, corporates and individuals supporting us in so many ways.

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