Soul Food Weymouth launch appeal for new food van

Soul Food Weymouth launch appeal for new food van

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:29am 10th September 2019.

A local charity which helps feed the homeless is raising money for a new van.

Soul Food needs to find £8,000 for the new truck after its kitchen at The Prayerhouse was destroyed by a fire in April.

They're now appealing to local businesses to support the service and help raise funds for a replacement truck.

Since April, they've been running their service feeding and clothing homeless and vulnerable people from a static trailer on site.

But, The Prayerhouse in Weymouth, their original premises is set to be demolished due to the damage and they will have to move. 

Photo of Prayerhouse Church destruction

Josh White is a volunteer at Soul Food. He said:

"It's been a learning curve for us all. We've had to learn to adapt to limited supplies."

They are not sure when they will have to leave the site at the Prayerhouse, so they are planning for the future, and taking the service on the road.

Josh said:

"In the distant future, when we need to leave the premises altogether, we're not constrained to location as much because we can be fully mobile."

"I thought it would be a good opportunity for a local business to get involved... because we are a charity we are solely run on the kindness of people."

He says he's hoping that they can partner up with a local business in the long term. 

"It would be great to have a steady little trickling in from someone for the maintenance"

Josh has set up a fundraiser on Facebook for individuals who would like to help raise the money for a new truck.

If you're not on Facebook but would still like to donate, you can get in touch with Josh at josh@theprayerhouse.co.uk.