Charity that provides food for the homeless is set to become homeless themselves - now looking for a kitchen in Waltham Forest

By Suzi Muston in Charity

DEVASTATED volunteers at a facility that provides food for the homeless, will themselves become homeless in May.

The Christian Kitchen has been operating within Waltham Forest for over 25 years, and for the past four, the charity which runs entirely from the donations and support of the local community, has been based at a hostel on Forest Road.

In a letter issued from the Trustees of the hostel, the Christian Kitchen has been told the hostel will be expanding their services with the appointment of a life skills support worker.

This means they need full, exclusive access to their kitchen once again.

Trustee, Jennifer Booth from Highams Park said: “This, in turn leaves nowhere for us to prepare the three course hot meal we serve to more than 60 homeless people every night, 356 days a year.

“The search for a new kitchen and storage space near Mission Grove now begins, this is the soup vans location for serving food to those who most need it.”

Despite the set back, the trustees are optimistic they will find somewhere to fit their needs.

Trustee, Jennifer Booth added: “The Christian Kitchen is a robust charity, and provides a service which unfortunately in this day age is required.

“We have been through muddier waters before, and with the help from our supporters we will find somewhere, which may prove to be even better than what we have been using for the past four years, here’s to our next chapter.”

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