The Christian Kitchen Charity is run by a group of Trustees, each bringing both personal and professional interests and experiences with them to help keep this service running.
For more information on each Trustee simply click on our photos below:
“Norman Coe is the Christian Kitchens Chairman.
He has recently retired form his position as a Hostel Support worker and has been involved with the Christian Kitchen since 1996.
He began to volunteer as he saw it as a good and practical way to help homeless people and those who are struggling.
The Christian Kitchen is important to Norman because it demonstrates practical values and love.
Interesting fact – he is an avid Leyton Orient Supporter. “
“Homelessness can happen to any of us at any time. The CK provide a vital service to people who have fallen on hard times.”
A volunteer since 2006, “It offers a key service to the most vulnerable in our local community and I consider CK helps play a role to support the process of recovery for these individuals.”
“I am pleased to be addressing the great need of the homeless people who are always out there in our society struggling and being ignored.”
Paul, self confessed long term community activist, wanted to do something practical for helping homeless and people, “It offers basic assistant to the poor and dispossessed”
“I thought it was an unacceptable situation to see people in need of food in a city where there is so much wealth.” Steve has been volunteering for the CK for over 20 years.
“Growing up in London homelessness was something I was aware of at a very young age. But it’s not something we should get used to seeing, we should all do what we can to help people less fortunate than us.
“I remember first learning about homelessness at primary school when we were taught the song ‘Streets of London’. From then the issue of homelessness within my own community and on a larger scale has always been a subject of importance to me, I want to help to make a change.”
Our newest recruit Paige has been volunteering for the Christian Kitchen since 2011. When asked why the CK was important to her, she simply said “They are my children. I get to know them… They get to know me. I became part of their world. Christian Kitchen become part of my world. There is only one human race.. Some of us have different circumstances.. Some of us need more help than others. It’s my human obligation to fill that need.”
I have been a volunteer for 12 years now. I joined purely because my father passed away and I wanted to do something to honour his name. Also to help out in my community where I grew up and I wanted to give something back.