ABOUT US

ABOUT US – The Christian Kitchen is a charity provision that seeks to feed homeless and marginalized people in Waltham Forest.

Every night our purpose built catering van makes its way to the top of Walthamstow Market to serve a hot three course meal to those who need it the most.

Each night we feed around 50 – 70 people.

The Christian Kitchen started over 20 years ago by a lady who saw a man asleep in an empty garage.

Worried for this health she made dinner for him and left it outside the garage. The next day the food was gone.

This exchange occurred every day for a while until she asked if there were others like him who lived on the street with no hot food.

She was shocked to find out just how many people there were living on the streets in her local area and enlisted the help of her church and the YMCA to start a movement, and then Christian Kitchen was created!

YMCA is no longer involved in our work, but a large team unpaid volunteers from over 15 churches of all denominations as well as members from the general public not associated with a place of worship, still head out each and every night to feed those less fortunate then themselves.

With no help from either government nor grants, our funding and donations come from local churches, small businesses, borough schools and individuals.

We are now based at St Michaels and All Angels church, Northcote Road Walthamstow London, E17 6PQ

HOMELESSNESS?

Homelessness could happen to any one of us, and there are various different gradients of homelessness.

There are several charities and services (local and UK wide) that will help those going through a tough stop, details can be found below;,

Streetlink
If you are concerned about someone who is sleeping rough please get in contact with StreetLink.

Shelter
If you are homeless, Shelter can provide advice and guidance on issues relating to housing and homelessness:

0808 800 4444 (8am – 8pm on weekdays, 8am – 5pm on weekends)

Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelter
From 1st November until 31st March, Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelter will be open.

If you require a bed or would like to book a place for someone you have seen sleeping rough please call the coordinator Tunde on 07739 870 411

Fountain Drop-in Centre
Those in need of breakfast, lunch and a warm shower can head to the Fountain Drop-in Centre,3 Staffa Road, Leyton , E10 7PY

Open Monday to Friday; 9.30am – 3:30pm, Saturday 9.30am – 2.30pm