The People’s Kitchen appeal for direct donation to support people during Christmas

The non-profit organisation in Newcastle have launched their Feed a Friend for a Fiver campaign.

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The People’s Kitchen, which is a non-profit organisation located in Newcastle which is dedicated to supporting vulnerable people in the North East have launched a brand-new campaign in time for the festive period.

Feed a Friend for a Fiver is the new campaign, and The People’s Kitchen which originally opened in 1985, are appealing for direct donations in order to maximise support for those in need this Christmas.

The campaign was launched this week on Monday, October 2, with a JustGiving page set up for direct donations.

The non-profit organisation which is volunteer-led with no government funding, relies on the support of the community in order to keep their company running to provide food to the homeless.

On their JustGiving page, The People’s Kitchen explained that the demand for their services has dramatically increased, with around 250 to 300 meals being prepared and served by their volunteers each day.

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The leading charity have now announced that they will be transitioning away from affiliations with third party donation companies during the run up to their Christmas campaign, to ensure that 100% of each donation will directly benefit those in need, eliminating the commissions that can be associated with third-party companies.

At the time of publication, the Feed a Friend for a Fiver campaign has raised £250 from 23 supporters in total.

Alongside feeding those in need, The People’s Kitchen is also a safe space for people to visit, and the charity will support those individuals by signposting them to welfare, medical and housing services.

The People’s Kitchen is volunteer-led.The People’s Kitchen is volunteer-led.
The People’s Kitchen is volunteer-led.

Maggie Pavlou, a trustee from The People’s Kitchen, said, “The People’s Kitchen is a safe haven for our friends, and when life isn’t easy, we are the stability they need. Without the generosity of the general public, we could not do the work we love doing so much. Your £5 can help provide our friends with a warm welcome, hot food, clothing, toiletries, and most importantly, non-judgemental friendship. We are so grateful.”