The Crypt, St John’s Church Room,
St John’s Church, Mattock Lane, West Ealing, London W13 9LA
Soup kitchens are always looking for volunteers, but it’s still important that you call ahead of time. The holidays especially encourage many groups and individuals to volunteer. Do some homework to see which soup kitchen or shelter has the biggest need for volunteers.
There are many online resources available for people who wish to help the homeless any time of the year. Check out HomelessShelterDirectory.org to find a list of soup kitchens near you and Read More Here for a good water system to cook.
Feeding America is another great resource for finding local food banks in your area. They secure and distribute more than 3 billion meals throughout the U.S. each year.
FoodPantries.org is a third resource which allows you to search for soup kitchens. Use this to find nonprofit organizations committed to fighting hunger.
Donate To Local Soup Kitchens
Besides serving food at local soup kitchens, in-kind donations are also needed. Food banks and soup kitchens are always looking for donations such as:
Canned goods, especially carrots, peas, green beans, and beans.
Canned fruit, especially sliced apples, peaches, pineapples, and mixed fruit.
Coffee creamer, sugar/sweetener, and teabags.
Salad dressings, including mayonnaise. Check out Hampton Creek’s Just Mayo, who is working to end world hunger.
Personal care products for men and women, including shampoo and soap.
Napkins, tissues, dish soap, laundry detergent.
Clothing such as hats, mittens, and scarves.
Hot drinks and meals are available.
Help with home-seeking and other issues is available from Andrew Mcleay, Ealing Church’s Worker with Homeless People.
Clothing and camping equipment supplied, subject to availability.
Internet is available – bring your own phone, tablet or laptop.