With the Christmas festivities in full swing and many of us sacrificing a clean diet during the festive period to enjoy a Christmas feast, Kettlebell Kitchen (KBK) is committed to ensuring the homeless also have a Christmas feast to remember.
KBK has teamed up with the homeless charity, Barnabus, to feed around 40-60 people who are without a home this year at Christmas.
The team will be cooking up a festive storm in the kitchen as they provide a three course meal for those who live on the streets of Manchester City Centre.
The meal will consist of a winter soup, a classic turkey dinner and a traditional fruit crumble and custard. Along with preparing the food at the KBK HQ, the team will also be on hand to serve the three course meal.
As cold temperatures are expected, the winter soup will be served in a takeaway cup after the coffee session, to provide them with additional warmth once they return to the streets.
Working alongside suppliers Strawberry Catering, Brakes Brothers and Sykes House Farm, the local businesses have all contributed in creating a great feast which will benefit the unit itself as it relies heavily on donated food.
But it’s not just at Christmas that Barnabus needs the extra help in ensuring the homeless don’t go hungry, the unit is open all year round to supply a hot meal to those in need – which means relying on food donations from the people of Manchester.
As well as cooking the festive feast, KBK will be donating all additional food left over before they break for Christmas on the 17th December.
To increase the amount of donations, KBK is urging other restaurants, hotels and cafes to follow suit and donate what they can to Barnabus to help the homeless, as every business donating a small amount will reduce the number of people going hungry over the cold festive period.
Gary Nixon, owner of KBK, said: “Christmas can be such a time of abundance and we feel that it is really important that as a business and individuals we give back to those who might not be finding the festive period quite so celebratory. Barnabus does a brilliant job all year round so we want to urge as many people as possible to help them get the food and funds they need to keep doing it.”
The festive offering will take place on Friday 13th December from 7.30pm at Barnabus, 45 Bloom St, Manchester M1 3LY
To find out how you can help or donate food visit: https://www.barnabus-manchester.org.uk