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We Are Peckham Soup Kitchen 

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WHAT IS PECKHAM SOUP KITCHEN?

Peckham Soup Kitchen is a community non-profit organisation formed in 2022 set up to give back to those in need in the Southwark community.

We provide a food provision each week to support those in need.

We also mentor young people and facilitate programmes to support young people to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

  • Providing meals for people in need

  • Promoting health and wellbeing

  • Building community and social connections

  • Offering valuable resources and support

  • Encouraging volunteering and service in the community

  • Raising awareness and advocacy

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HOW CAN
WE HELP?

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OUR MISSION & CORE VALUES

Our Mission

  • To provide nutritious meals to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity.

  • To create a sense of community and foster a supportive environment through shared meals and social interactions.

  • To collaborate with other organisations and community stakeholders to address the root causes of food insecurity.

Our Core Values

  • Compassion: Always demonstrating understanding, empathy and care towards individuals facing food insecurity and other challenges.

  • Respect: Treating everyone with dignity, regardless of their background, ensuring a non-judgemental and inclusive environment.

  • Collaboration: Working in partnership with volunteers, community members, and organisations to address hunger and related issues.

  • Integrity: Upholding honesty, transparency and ethical practices in all interactions and operations.

  • Empowerment: Providing resources, support, and opportunities that enable individuals to improve their circumstances and regain self-sufficiency.

  • Advocacy: Having a voice to speak up for and promote policies and systems that address the root causes of food insecurity and strive for a more equal society.

  • Sustainability: Promoting environmental responsibility by minimising the waste of food and exploring sustainable practices in the kitchen operations.

  • Meal Count: Tracking the amount of meals we serve each week provides us with a reliable measure of our reach and impact in addressing food insecurity.

  • Volunteer Engagement: By measuring the number of volunteers that support our work, their level of participation and their feedback.

  • Community Partnerships and Advocacy: Evaluating our ability to collaborate with local government, businesses and non profit organisations to advocate for changes of policy.

  • Long-term Outcomes: Monitoring the progress of our service users in areas such as securing employment, accessing education and achieving improved food security.

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HOW DO WE MEASURE OUR IMPACT?

Our Team

Dean Foster

Co-Founder

Dean Foster, AKA Fos, has left an indelible mark on his local community. From early, Fos showcased his outgoing nature beginning with football, organising matches and teams.

His talent and passion earned him the nickname "Fos," setting him apart from other Deans. Fos demonstrated his leadership skills and bringing people together became a defining aspect of his character.

 

Fos was later invited to assist his local school in supporting their after-school club. Leading onto the establishment of his clothing brand, SN1 Wear, its store quickly became a hub within the community, He connected with people motivating them to stay on the right path. Fos's community engagement caught attention from the Southwark Anti-Violence Unit, where he was recruited and diligently helped young offenders find employment and suitable housing.

 

Fos and his team at Peckham Soup Kitchen ensure those in need have access to meals and a supportive environment, organising charitable events benefiting the community, including delivering food to individuals facing challenges in accessing meals and groceries.

 

Widely recognised as a community champion, going beyond to make a positive impact Fos's dedication to making a difference is unwavering. His driving force is creating a stronger and more inclusive community for all.

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Junior Mohammed

Co-Founder

Jud, a dedicated community support worker with over 15 years of experience in empowering young minds.

From the outset as a youth worker to later becoming an employment officer aiding ex-offenders and homeless individuals, Jud has tirelessly championed positive change. Passionate about giving the next generation a chance, Jud firmly believes in the transformative power of opportunity.

Prior to the pandemic, Jud orchestrated a remarkable music event uniting talented young people from all corners of the UK. This event provided a platform for budding artists to showcase their abilities while diverting their focus away from negative influences.

 

With an unwavering commitment to helping the community, Jud's journey exemplifies the profound impact one can make through genuine care and support.

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