Jan - Kitchen Manager

I met Meryl whilst volunteering at the Foodbank in Newbury. Little did I know then what a dynamic and inspirational person she was. She came up with the idea of the Soup Kitchen, asked if I would like to be involved and as they say the rest is history. After much hard work by Meryl we opened the doors at the beginning of this year and haven’t looked back. To start with my reasons were paying something back to society after having a financially safe life but the reasons have evolved into creating a safe haven for the homeless and making many new friends from all walks of life. I genuinely believe we are making a difference to the homeless and vulnerable of Newbury, however big or small. I look forward to my Thursdays.