We at Brixton Soup Kitchen are looking to raise £40,000 to support those in need in the community!
Brixton Soup Kitchen, founded in 2013 by Solomon Smith and Mahamed Hashi, has become a bastion of community support in the Brixton area, serving free meals twice a day as well as providing a clothing bank, a food bank, free to use computers with internet, and legal advice. The kitchen has become a safe refuge for those in need as well as a place for the community and friends to gather.
However, as the kitchen has
grown alongside awareness of its presence so have the demands that come
with running it. Currently the kitchen is staffed entirely by
volunteers (including the founder Solomon Smith, who is also a volunteer) who can not dedicate the growing time required
to keep everything running smoothly and it is challenging with our tiny resources to meet the needs of our vulnerable service users.
That is why we are launching our
new campaign to raise enough money to provide food for the winter season, our busiest season and to support with our operations costs as well as make essential repairs to the kitchen. It is so important to have a constant presence in the kitchen and we
feel a manager will help us achieve that. Approximately £12,000 of this funding campaign will also be
spent on much needed repairs with a portion being saved for contingency costs. We
believe that if we were to raise enough money to pay for a manager for one
year they will assist in us providing the kitchen with a steadier source
of income that will then pay for their presence in the years
only will it help the all the hard working staff at the kitchen but
will also massively benefit the service users, providing them with a
person they know they can talk to if they have
any problems or suggestions.
We need your help and support - that is why we ask so please donate whatever you can and know that you're money will go towards building a sustainable foundation for the future of the kitchen. Please donate generously.
Thank you so much for supporting Brixton Soup kitchen