YOUTH GROUP FEED THE HOMELESS
The 2020 Vision team, responsible for arranging projects, recently planned a ‘Feed the Homeless’ project for The Salvation Army in Blackburn. The volunteers not only arranged a full course meal for people visiting The Salvation Army, but also took the time to prepare the food as well as carefully decorating the canteen in order to make it more comfortable for the people being served.
A variety of hot food was served by volunteers in order to ensure a comforting and warm meal for those being served from our community. Throughout the course of three weeks, the team took the time to create decorations for the canteen, decide on food being served and then searched for appropriate ingredients for the meal, money being raised for this by donations from our volunteers.
2020 Vision were joined by the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Councillor Mrs Pat McFall, as well as Councillor Saima Afzal MBE. They all helped to serve food and they took the time to speak to people visiting The Salvation Army who voiced their thoughts and concerns about their situations.
“It was humbling experience for our 2020 team, our volunteers had the opportunity to talk to the homeless about their struggles and experiences of having to survive on the streets and how much projects like this helped them,” said 2020 Lead Irtazah Rashid.
2020 Vision served the community from not only serving food, but also giving the chance to people affected directly by issues such as homelessness to speak about their experiences. There will be further 2020 Vision projects looking into homelessness.