Our Services

140 hot meals every night

Around 140 hot meals are served every night The People’s Kitchen is operational. That equates to around 40,000 meals per year – or over a million acts of kindness in the past 30 years.

Our team of kitchen volunteers prepare freshly cooked and nutritious three course meals every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the year, to serve inside our Alison Centre home. A late night supper is also served on the streets on Monday and Thursday, as well as a breakfast every Sunday morning. Our services are accessed by over 800 Friends each week, who typically join us twice weekly.

Our opening times

Monday – Trafalgar Street (Arches): 7:30-8:30pm
Tuesday – The People’s Kitchen: 6:30 – 8:45pm
Wednesday – The People’s Kitchen: 6:30 – 8:45pm
Thursday – The People’s Kitchen 1:00 – 4:00pm
Thursday – Trafalgar Street (Arches): 7:30 – 8:30pm
Friday – The People’s Kitchen: 6:30 – 8:45pm
Sunday – Old Eldon Square: 09:00 – 10:45am

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  • Food & Friendship

    Founded in 1985 as a soup kitchen, we have evolved to offer a range of services, all with food and friendship at their heart, during the evenings and weekends when professional support is not available.

  • Hot Meals

    Around 140 hot meals are served every single night that The People’s Kitchen is open. Add this to the meals we serve on the streets from our outreach team, and you get over 40,000 hot meals every year.

  • Outreach

    Under the Railway Arches, Trafalgar Street

    On a Monday and Thursday evening from 7:30pm the mobile van carries freshly cooked meals, as well as sleeping bags and basic clothing.

    Old Eldon Square

    On Sunday mornings at 9:00am we serve up a warm breakfast of porridge, full english breakfast and sandwiches, plus tea, coffee and cereal, to around 100 Friends.