Who are we?
Be Enriched currently feed 100s of people a week with donation-based, community meals in Tooting, Battersea, Elephant & Castle and Brixton. We create safe, warm and welcoming environments to fuel an all-inclusive ethos - our doors our open to everyone. We promote health and well-being as well as foster social and community engagement with our meals.
A lot of the people Be Enriched supports are elderly, homeless, single-parent families, struggling with addiction, have mental health issues or are suffering from social isolation and/ or food poverty. Our aim is for these people to feel supported and included by their community, no matter their circumstance. The holidays can be a difficult time of year for vulnerable people and we want to give the gift of Christmas to our local communities here in South London. We will be providing 4 extra-special meals in the lead of to Christmas, providing a traditional lunch with all the trimmings, entertainment and presents / care packages for some of the most marginalised people in our society. Santa might even pay us a visit!
Why is it important?
One of our regular guests Tracy tells us "Christmas is often a difficult time of year for me, with no family of my own, I tend to feel very lonely and sometimes suffer with depression. I often have to make difficult choices between eating and turning the heating on so I either go hungry or cold on a regular basis. The meals at Be Enriched give me something to leave the house for, I really appreciate the hard-work of the volunteers and the delicious, hot meals they provide every week. I have made some great friends there too!"
We want to make sure no-one is hungry or cold this winter!
How can you help?
By donating to our CrowdFunder you can be a part of the solution for providing vulnerable people in South London with a community space and a delicious and nutritious meal as well as a special Christmas. As it is the season for giving, you could donate on behalf of a loved one and give a gift with a difference this Christmas.
We also have lot's of volunteering opportunities so you can get involved that way too.
Where will the money go?
The money will be put towards our 4 Christmas meals this December as well as providing financial support to our weekly community meals commencing again from January 2018. Alongside providing a delicious, nutritious meal and vital social contact for 100s of Londoners a week, we also provide a pivotal role for signposting people to the correct agencies and organisations for a multitude of issues or concerns. We use our platform for a host of volunteering opportunities for people interested in up-skilling themselves, including young people and young offenders. We are Crowdfunding to help support all of these initiatives.
Together we can make Christmas a less lonely time for a lot of Londoners!