Bridport Community Kitchen

Bridport Community Kitchen

At a glance

Causes

  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Poverty relief

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Bridport Community Kitchen started as a Soup Kitchen at Beacon Church in November 2019. Initially our intention was to support the small homeless community but once we had opened our doors, we discovered that a wider range of needs (Alcohol and substance abuse, mental health issues etc) needed to be addressed.

We aim to provide meals, shelter, support, signposting to other government and voluntary agencies, showering and laundry facilities, and a safe place, for vulnerable, isolated people in our community in a non- judgmental, accepting environment.

 

Activities

Thanks to the dedicated team of volunteers who operate the BCK and you the community who continue to support us; the Community Kitchen is entering its 5th year of operation. The challenges being faced by the vulnerable in our community, sadly, do not get any easier.  This year we have seen a big increase in those who are vulnerably housed, this includes persons living in tents, vehicles, outbuildings, derelict sites and sofa surfers. We have seen a significant increase in homeless men and women between the ages of 20 to 40. The planning and provision of a form of emergency winter safe sleeping pods in Bridport is still a very much a priority as we go in 2024.

Current opportunities

Dorset, DT6 3RW

Bridport Community Kitchen in Dorset, is for those who find themselves homeless or struggling financially and needing a hot meal. We need an...