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Brixton Soup Kitchen – Social Enterprise

A community support idea that began with a teenager’s concern for others and doing something to make a difference…

The Beginning

The Brixton Soup Kitchen (BSK) started in January 2013 and quickly gained traction, as it was a much-needed service in the local community. Solomon Smith & Mahamed Hashi, the founders, and fellow Director, Derrick Anderson, were all youth workers at the time.

What we do

The BSK is a welcoming community hub. It is a secure, warm place to visit where not only will a hot lunch be served, there is also a food bank, a clothes bank and legal advice on Thursday evenings. Several of the service users have been helped to find employment or housing and others have gained the confidence to enrol in training & further education. The BSK also does remarkable outreach work on a regular basis, taking hot food and clothing to rough sleepers and families in need across London. (Find out more here)