A little while ago we heard about a great initiative set up by Franco Sotgiu, owner of posh burger joint Solita Bar and Grill in Manchester.
The idea behind Not Just a Soup Kitchen is this: each week local restaurants team up to serve food at a pop up street kitchen for the homeless and in need.
Around 100 meals are served up each week but never soup. Curries, pastas, spicy chili con carne and burritos have all been on the menu. Volunteers from each restaurant come down and dish up bowls of wholesome, tasty food.
It sounded right up our street. With no chef or kitchen at our disposal we looked at other ways we could get involved.
We got in touch with homeless charity, Coffee4Craig, who support the initiative, to see if any of our products could help make their evenings easier.
After some lovely chats (and a browse of our website) we donated trestle tables, big tea and coffee flasks as well as folding trolleys to help move items around.
How did they go on? We’ll keep you posted.