About the Christian Kitchen
The Christian Kitchen is a charity provision that seeks to feed homeless and marginalized people in Waltham Forest.
Every night our purpose built catering van makes its way to the top of Walthamstow Market to serve a hot three course meal to those who need it the most. Each night we feed around 50 – 70 people.
How we started
The Christian Kitchen started 25 years ago by a lady who saw a man asleep in an empty garage. Worried for this health she made dinner for him and left it outside the garage. The next day the food was gone.
This exchange occurred every day for a while until she asked if there were others like him who lived on the street with no hot food. She was shocked to find out just how many people there were living on the streets in her local area and enlisted the help of her church and the YMCA to start a movement, and then Christian Kitchen was created!
YMCA is no longer involved in our work, but a large team unpaid volunteers from over 15 churches of all denominations, as well as members from the general public not associated with a place of worship, still head out each and every night to feed those less fortunate than themselves.
With no help from either government nor grants, our funding and donations come from local churches, small businesses, borough schools and individuals.
Where we are located
We are now based at St Michaels and All Angels Church, Northcote Road, Walthamstow London, E17 6PQ