Below are up to date documents that you can view at your leisure, they range from our Posters and
Newsletters, to our latest Data Protection Policy and volunteer application form!
New Arrangements - From 26 March 2020
All people who are sleeping rough or have declared themselves homeless have now been taken off the streets and located within at least 3 city centre hotels. Many charities and other like minded organisations plus restaurants have pledged to provide food for the 100 individuals who are now staying at these locations. As a result Peterborough Soup Kitchen are working together with the Three Pillars charity to provide breakfast bags, every day of the week, and lunch bags at weekends. Teams of Soup Kitchen volunteers are now preparing the above bags and delivering them to the hotel sites whilst complying with the social distancing requirements introduced by the government.
In addition Peterborough Soup Kitchen are providing food to 17 homeless individuals who are housed in Bed & Breakfasts across the city and to organisations, such as the Salvation Army and the Open Door Church, to top up their dwindling food supplies.
We are also providing emergency parcels for any individual who is struggling to obtain supplies of food.
Suspension of Operations
It is with great regret and a heavy heart, that the Peterborough Soup Kitchen Trustees have come to the decision to suspend operations temporarily, due to the current conditions regarding the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are currently in communication with Peterborough City Council and the police, to see if we can come to an agreement regarding serving food to our clients, and resolving the safety and legal issues we currently face.
We would like to thank you for your loyalty during this period and we hope to restart operations as soon as possible, once we have arrangements in place to ensure the safety of our volunteers and our clients.
If you have any questions regarding the soup kitchen please feel free to get in touch with any of the PSK Trustees via this website or through the Facebook, Twitter and Linked In at the bottom of this page.
Please stay safe, and we will be in touch as soon as we have any further news.
You will all by now be aware of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic that is affecting many countries around the world. The UK government are advising the public and businesses on a daily basis with advise on protection measures. As a charity, that provides a food service to the homeless and disadvantaged some of whom may have underlining health issues, we are continuously reviewing our service in light of the ever changing situation. The health of our volunteers, clients and partners is our utmost priority and our trustees are taking advise from many local and national governmental organisations. At this time our service is continuing as scheduled, this may change and we shall keep our volunteers, clients and partners informed of any changes.
We are also issuing operational guidance to our volunteers on a "as and when" basis.
People's Postcode Lottery
The Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Our project received £19,195 from the Trust to purchase a new chilled van to collect soup from Bakkavor.
The Giving Machine
Great news! We've joined "TheGivingMachine" - a site that let's you raise free donations for the Peterborough Soup Kitchen every time you shop online. Register to support Peterborough Soup Kitchen and help us raise as much as possible. (Think how much could be raised by simply shopping online!!)
Exciting New Partnership
Peterborough Soup Kitchen has joined a new partnership to launch a new campaign aimed at ending street homelessness in Peterborough.
The partnership, called Safer Off the Streets Peterborough (#SOSPboro), brings together seventeen organisations from voluntary, faith, community and public service agencies who will work together to aid those who are sleeping rough on our streets.
The partnership’s campaign includes a new contactless card donation card window outside The Argo Lounge in St Peter’s Arcade which funds will directly help the street homeless; new outreach and rehabilitation programmes across the next 12 months and beyond; and a dedicated website - - bringing vital services and information together all in one place.
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