Caring at Christmas provides shelter, food, warmth, company, activities and entertainment alongside medical and emotional help and support for nine days over the Christmas period. Last Christmas over 700 volunteers came together to give hundreds homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol food, warmth, company and shelter.
New for this year is the involvement of FareShare South West, who will provide food for most of the meals cooked over the Christmas period for those people experiencing homelessness. The Community Farm, as is tradition, will provide the vegetables for Christmas Day lunch.
A key part of the Caring at Christmas project is the commitment to providing high quality food. This Christmas, from 23rd – 31st Josh will be organising breakfast and lunch, and dinner on a two of the evenings. The remainder of the evenings have been allocated to a guest chef. Some of Bristol’s most talented restaurant chef-owners are also part of the project.
The line-up of chefs who have volunteered to take the helm in the kitchen is staggeringly stellar; those set to be involved in the project include Pasta Loco‘s Ben Harvey, Jan Ostle of Wilson’s, Jamie Randall of Adelina Yard and Ben Pryor, owner of Poco Tapas Bar. Also taking part is Jake Platt, Head Chef of Glassboat, John Watson Head Chef of Woky-Ko Kaiju, Keiran & Imogen Waite of Season+Taste group, George Livesey of michelin-starred Bulrush, and Elliot Lidstone of Box-E. Didn’t we say it was good!
Caring in Bristol are planning the 2019 Caring at Christmas project and volunteer registration opens in October time, until then please sign up to our mailing list to be kept up to date, or simply to donate to a worthy cause, click here.