A few weeks ago we shared a little bit about The Community Kitchen at Holy Trinity Brussels, you can read that here. Now we're pleased to be able to share some more stories about what's been going on there.

There are currently more than four thousand people experiencing homelessness in Brussels from those living on the streets all the time, sleeping in shelters at night and on-street in the day and those living in unsuitable housing or hospitals. Between 2019 and 2020 they were able to supply:

  • A three course meal for 150 (soup, main course and cake) once a week to the Salvation Army
  • Lunch for 50 hungry children and their mothers once a week distributed at a school in St Josse by Oasis Belgium
  • 300 muffins or similar to Serve the City each week for their refugee breakfasts
  • A meal for 80 once a month served by Sant’ Egidio

During lockdown The Community Kitchen was able to continue to operate as providing food is an ‘essential activity’ although sit down venues providing meals to people in need had to close and meals needed to be takeaway.

There are currently over 180 people volunteering at the Community Kitchen with people volunteering to cook, portion and distribute meals every day to people all across the city.