Weymouth soup kitchen goes mobile with new van

Weymouth soup kitchen goes mobile with new van

Published by George Sharpe at 3:05pm 25th November 2019. (Updated at 4:06pm 25th November 2019)

Soul Food in Weymouth have bought a new food truck to replace their old, stationary model.

The kitchen that used to host the service for homeless people was destroyed in a fire in April this year.

Since then they've been running the service out of an old truck on the Prayerhouse Weymouth premises, which is leased to them by National Grid. 

But, National Grid have applied for planning permission to demolish the building, meaning the kitchen will have to find a new home.

Josh White, a volunteer for Soul Food said:

"It's really cool, it was difficult at first because it's all new but we're all getting the hang of it now, and finding our way around it a lot quicker. 

"It's all kitted out for cooking food. It's gas-powered and electric powered so it's got an oven and a hot plate."

They raised over £8,000 to pay for the new van.

It's not currently known when they might have to leave their premises off Newstead Road but they say wherever they go next, they'll be staying local.

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