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At The People’s Kitchen, our vision is to play a unique role in the City’s efforts to meet the needs of homeless and vulnerable people (our friends). Many of our friends facing hardship struggle to afford essentials like hot meals and drinks, so we provide fresh food, clothing, bedding and friendship to those who need it most.

To make this a reality, over 200 of our fantastic volunteers deliver a staggering 35,000 hours of their time to help us provide 40,000 hot meals every single year.

Our founder, Alison Kay, opened our first Kitchen next to the railway arches by Dean Street in 1986, after reading an article about the death of a local homeless man. Over 30 years later, we continue to live by Alison’s principles of providing ‘friendship and food’ both inside our kitchen, and from our mobile food van.

We're now fighting to keep our van service out on the streets of Newcastle, where it is a real lifeline. Please visit The People’s Kitchen’s website for further information.

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Since 1985, we've been serving hot meals to those
in need across Newcastle.

As the need continued to grow, so did we.

This is our catering van.

It helps us serve hot meals to vulnerable people
who can’t always get to us...

We like to call them our friends.

Our van serves nearly 200 meals to our friends
on the streets every week.

Along with our kitchen, that’s over 40,000 meals
served every year.

Our van also carries clothes and sleeping bags for
friends who need extra help.

But sadly, our van is now on its last legs...

...and we cannot afford to let our friends down,
if we break down.

That’s why we need a new van – to continue helping our friends on the streets.

Especially with our busiest time of year fast approaching.

So we're asking YOU, the people of our city, to help us
replace our van... continue sharing #FoodWithFriends
across Newcastle.


raised of £50,000 target



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