Soul Kitchen was set up in 2017 with the aim of providing a free hot meal to those in need within the local community of Harrow in London. Increased demand coupled with the desire to reach more people led to a second Soul Kitchen opening in 2018 serving the community in Heston. The challenges of 2020 meant that we had to move away from a sit down three-course meal and have innovated our approach.
We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming environment to all with a freshly prepared hot meal. We work with food banks, welcome support from local businesses and charities, and work solely for the community. Our initiative is entirely volunteer-led and we are always in need of donors to help keep our kitchen stocked. 100% of all donations received are spent on fresh food.
Syed Hasan is one of the founding members of Soul Kitchen and now managing the overall operations and resources, started Soul Kitchen in 2017 with the support of five friends operating once a month.
Dawood is a Trustee and has been part of Soul Kitchen since its inception in 2017. Dawood is responsible for managing volunteer engagement, project development, logistics and sourcing of key items. He also oversees strategic partnerships within the local community.
We work with local councils and communities, offering support to the vulnerable by supplying essential items and food packs. These are handed out directly to the homeless and vulnerable families. We also partner with local schools to support families with free lunch packs. Local councils will identify families and individuals who need support, that for whatever reason are falling between the cracks and cannot be supported via the conventional support systems. Soul Kitchen steps in to support by any means necessary.
We have the resources to provide Food Vouchers, hot meals or food parcels that last approx. 3-5 days. Alternatively, we can signpost you to food banks who can provide support. If you or someone you know needs help, please get in touch.
If you need essential items such as winter clothing, hygiene packs or other support, please get in touch. We partner with local councils and other charities to enable us to provide items that normally get left out of conventional care packs.
"I cannot even begin to express the gratitude I feel towards Soul Kitchen who have ensured that the experience was handled both professionally & with dignity. It was a massive mental well-being for my children to receive their school uniform and it was done very efficiently & effectively." Service User
"Soul Kitchen have been supporting many families in Harrow by giving food vouchers for supermarkets and actually doing food shopping and delivering it to the families. This has made a huge difference and is a great support to the vulnerable families. It is so heart-warming to have generous people like you in our community who are able to give so much support." Local Council Partner