Give up some time or make a donation – there’s plenty of ways that you can personally get involved.

Whether you can give up some time and join our 200 volunteers, or you’d like to make a donation to our charity, your actions will help significantly improve the lives of other people in Newcastle.

The People’s Kitchen began over 30 years ago, and it’s down to the generosity of others that we have been able to continue to offer support to our Friends. There are loads of ways that you can get involved in The People’s Kitchen:

  • Volunteer

    Every person working at The People’s Kitchen is doing so voluntarily, and we are always looking for new people to join us. Volunteering is fun, rewarding and provides loads of benefits, such as developing new skills and meeting great people.

  • Donate

    With no Government funding, any donation is valuable to us, no matter how large or small. There are many ways to make a donation, and because we are run solely by volunteers, you can be assured that every donation goes directly to support our Friends.

  • Leave a Legacy

    Many people find it comforting to know that they can continue helping others after their death. By leaving a gift to The People’s Kitchen in your will, you will be supporting us in the longer term and help us to continue to be there for our Friends in the future.

  • Donate supplies

    It’s not just financial donations that are needed by The People’s Kitchen. We collect and distribute nearly-new clothing, bedding and brand new sleeping bags to our Friends, to make life on the street a little bit warmer. Right now, The People’s Kitchen is in enormous need of nearly new sleeping bags and rucksacks.

  • Fundraising

    Could you help us by fundraising for The People’s Kitchen? Maybe you could hold a work fundraising event, or you would like to raise money through sponsorship of an activity such as a run or cycle event.

    You can download a copy of The People’s Kitchen Sponsor Form to help you fundraise, and please get in touch to let us know so we can promote your event.

  • Kitchen Champions

    We have recently launched the ‘Kitchen champions’ programme which aims to recruit an ambassador in all major North East businesses. The champion will promote the charity to the rest of the organisation, helping to run appeals and spreading the word about our work.


96% of our Friends said that The People’s Kitchen made a positive or very positive impact on their life.