Volunteers host homeless meal at Stratford cafe

Urban Wilderness Community Gardens organise a free Christmas meal for homeless people at the Three M

Urban Wilderness Community Gardens organise a free Christmas meal for homeless people at the Three Mills cafe - Credit: Archant

Volunteers from the Urban Wilderness Community Garden united to provide some festive cheer to homeless people at a Stratford cafe on Friday.

Urban Wilderness Community Gardens organise a free Christmas meal for homeless people at the Three M

Urban Wilderness Community Gardens organise a free Christmas meal for homeless people at the Three Mills cafe - Credit: Archant

Chairwoman Jacquie Parker was inspired to hold the Christmas dinner after seeing “a lot of homeless people” in the borough.

Her boss at the Three Mills cafe, Mohammed Basher, offered to let her use the venue for the afternoon.

“We had a brilliant turnout, between 15 and 20 volunteers, which was great,” she said.

“We gave all the leftover food to three charities so that every penny of it went to homeless people.”


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Jacquie intends to repeat the project next year, helping even more homeless people have a warm meal in the winter.

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