Cold winter nights, hot soup, warm company
Soup kitchen of the Order of Malta Companions greets 100 guests every week
London, 29 November 2018
Companions of the Order of Malta soup kitchen: the line-upThe soup kitchen last night: 110 hot water bottles prepared for the Christmas party. 100 coats unpacked. 5 crates of books sorted for the library. Toiletries for Christmas parcels completed.
The volunteer line-up last night: two hairdressers working incredibly hard getting through the large volume of requests; the kitchen team; the table helpers; the pianist with a medley of musical genres on the piano.
The soup kitchen runs every Thursday evening, with around 100 guests welcomed each week. One explains: ‘It’s really the company I come for. It can be lonely on the streets. I appreciate the care and welcome I get here.’