Caring in Bristol launch free food delivery service for homeless peoplePosted on: 07 Apr 2020
Cheers Drive is thought to be the UK's first free food delivery service for the homeless.
Days after launching their biggest-ever Emergency Appeal campaign with posters across the city, Caring in Bristol have set up Cheers Drive, a delivery service providing free hot meals to homeless people.
The Coronavirus outbreak has affected everyone's daily lives in many different ways, but homeless people and rough sleepers, as well as Caring in Bristol and other homeless charities in the UK, have been presented with an entirely different set of challenges.
Feeding and caring for the most vulnerable people in our society has become even more difficult during the crisis, and with nowhere to safely self-isolate, homeless people are among the least protected against the virus.
"The traditional ways of 'feeding the needy' have become unsafe and out of date," said Caring in Bristol upon announcing the scheme.
"Introducing: Cheers Drive, the UK's first ever free food delivery service for the homeless."
With renowned local chefs from popular establishments including Emmeline, Pasta Loco and Salt and Malt on board, Cheers Drive will be providing restaurant-quality food to vulnerable people across Bristol.
Dishes will be delivered safely and directly to the city's homeless population, many of whom have been moved from shelters and off the streets, into temporary accommodation.
Cheers Drive is expected to feed up to 600 homeless people per day.
You can get involved and contribute to the project by buying a takeaway consisting of one freshly-cooked meal, a packed lunch and a breakfast for just £10. Make your donation here.
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