The People's Kitchen Limited

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The People's Kitchen,56 Bath Lane
Newcastle Upon Tyne,Tyne & Wear


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Thanks to one woman’s principles and determination, The People’s Kitchen has been supporting the homeless and vulnerable in the Newcastle area since 1985.

Spurred on by an article about the death of a homeless man, Alison Kay (then in her 70s) decided to set up an organisation to support those in need. Within a year, Alison had 40 helpers, and they inaugurated the first People’s Kitchen next to the railway arches by Dean Street, offering food, clothes, a warm fire and welcome to anyone who came in peace.

The work was made possible through the generous support of volunteers and sponsors recruited by Alison, and over 30 years later that tradition continues. For her work, Alison received an Honorary Degree from Newcastle University in 1997.Alison Kay died in 2001, aged 91, but inspired by her example, The People’s Kitchen remains true to her principles; providing ‘friendship and food’ to anyone who needs support.

Now we provide hot meals, clothes, support, welfare and friendship for up to 140 people virtually every day and night serving over 40,000 hot meals per year. 

WE simply could not do this without your kind generous support. 

It is greatly appreciated . 


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