Would you be willing to recruit and co-ordinate a small group of people (perhaps from your small group or connect group?) who would cook and serve a meal for one night for Bethany’s Welcome Centre.

What is the Welcome centre?

The Welcome Centre provides people who are rough sleeping with 24 hour support providing shelter, hot food, professional services and tailored support with the focus on rapid re-accommodation.

What exactly is required?

  • Recruit a team of 4-6 people to cookandup to 4 peopletoservefood at the Haymarket Hub Hotel.
  • Cooking will be done in local church kitchen (in Gorgie) and all the food needs to be transported from thereto the Hub Hotel in Haymarket
  • Expect to cater for 45-60 people
  • Purchase all necessarysupplies with an estimated spend of £80-£100(which CCE will provide)

When do they need help?

The welcome centre will run from 4th Oct to 1st May, so you can offer dates that suit you and your group.

If you are able to co-ordinate this please, contact Dani (office@cce.community) with the names in your group and which nights you are available.

Bethany have also sent us this information;

‘Last year we werebased in the Haymarket Hub Hotel and we will again be located there this year. Unfortunately, the hotel does not have any kitchen facilities so we will be using a local church’s kitchen, similar to last year.This will mean cooking at the church (in Gorgie) and then transporting the food to the hotel to serve.We have large insulated boxes that will keep food warm during transportation and these can be collect any time during the day before you head to the church.If your church’s kitchen is registered with the council you may prepare food there too. We know that the travel between two buildings is not ideal!Our prayer is that the 2022/2023 season will allow us to have our own building and kitchen facilities once more.

We also realise that not everyonewill feel comfortable in the Welcome Centre setting due to Covid and we now have the option of teams providing cooked food and we can then organise for other volunteers to serve the food due to the separate buildings.’

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