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Weʼre raising £1,000 to run our monthly Community Feast lunch events for the homeless in Central London

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The Community Feast started in 2016 as a result of a series of conversations between friends at a local coffee shop. We wanted to know what it would look like if we did more for the homeless we passed by on our streets than the occasional handing out of change.

What if we knew their names and not just their needs? What if we knew their whole life stories and not just their current challenges?

We knew the place to make this happen was not on the streets, but at a table. We wanted to offer an environment where community would flourish - where the homeless would be treated not as clients but as neighbours, not as problems to be solved but as friends to be celebrated.

And so the Community Feast was born!

Every month we mobilise a team of volunteers from across the City and cook up a storm for up to 70 people. There is singing, laughter, (the occasional crying) piano playing, storytelling, listening and a lot of learning and re-learning how to create community amidst the chaos of life. As one guest commented:

When I'm here, I don't feel like I'm homeless. They aren't trying to tick boxes or change me - they are just happy we are here.

Last year we served over 800 meals and got to know 315 amazing homeless people . We celebrated their successes when some found work after years of unemployment. We journeyed with a couple having their first child while still homeless. We mourned the tragic death of a mentally ill friend. We threw two impromptu birthday parties for unsuspecting guests. We saw a man get the keys to his first flat after 15 years on the street.

But most of all, together, we got to know 315 names and 315 stories.

With your financial support we can continue to run 12 -15 more lunch events (which are free of charge)

All donations will go directly towards purchasing food and materials for the Community Feast events and to cover the costs of booking the amazing venue.

Thanks for your support!!

To find out more follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigfatfeast?lang=en

To volunteer and find out more about the Community Feast:

https://www.meetup.com/Community-Feast/

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  • Jon-Jon Hilton2 months ago
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    Jon-Jon Hilton

    2 months ago

    Thank you all....LONG LIVE THE FEAST!

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  • Jon-Jon Hilton4 months ago
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    Jon-Jon Hilton

    4 months ago

    Getting ready for the next Community Feast on July 6th...this time we're throwing a Spanish Tapas Fiesta! Follow us on Twitter @bigfatfeast #LongLiveTheFeast

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  • Jon-Jon Hilton5 months ago
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    Jon-Jon Hilton

    5 months ago

    Thanks for everyone who has supported us so far. Looking forward to our next Feast his Saturday May 18th. Follow us on Twitter @BigFatFeast for updates. #LongLiveTheFeast !

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  • Jinwoo Yang

    Jinwoo Yang

    Oct 20, 2019

    Maybe I’m late. But I remembered your message on September. I still remember your hospitality in London. Please let me know if there is anything else I need to support.

    £20.00

  • JK

    JK

    Oct 18, 2019

    £40.00

  • JK

    JK

    Oct 3, 2019

    £40.00

  • Kevin

    Kevin

    Sep 22, 2019

    Looking forward to many more feasts alongside you brother and everyone that volunteers

    £40.00

  • Naomi Kurpiel

    Naomi Kurpiel

    Jul 6, 2019

    So wonderful and vital to keep these feasts going! What an amazing team too, well done guys :)

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 3, 2019

    all good wishes Jon-Jon and the LJC

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    Jun 10, 2019

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Jon-Jon Hilton

Jon-Jon Hilton

London

I'm a Bahamian who has vacated a life of sun, sea and sand in order to build community with the homeless in London. I have been working with people in poverty for over 10 years and I am manager of the Drop-in at the www.londonjesuscentre.org.uk Twitter @JonJonHilton

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