Birmingham café feeds homeless and vulnerable

Birmingham-based café helping 150 vulnerable people a week during pandemic.

Feedo Needo, a project for the homeless set up by The UK Curriculum and Accreditation Body has been helping to provide for the homeless and vulnerable during the pandemic – serving free hot meals to those who need them most.

Arabica Café is feeding more than thirty people a day, equating to 150 people per week via its take-away service. While the café isn’t open at the moment due to government guidelines, the team at Feedo Needo are continuing to distribute food parcels across the city, including to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and West Midlands Ambulance Service in Birmingham.

Abdullah Mushtaq Director at Feedo Needo, said: “To show support to our frontline workers, we have donated food parcels, illustrating our gratitude for the amazing job they are doing throughout these unprecedented times. For the vulnerable and homeless, the need for food donations during the pandemic has been unquantifiable, with many food banks struggling to provide and unable to keep up with the demand for their services.”

Syed Nida Mazhar Project Manager said: “As many families struggle with the coronavirus-related hardship, food banks and food distribution places such as Arabica Café remain crucial to local communities.”

UKCAB is working to distribute food throughout Birmingham city centre and looking to expand this offering to other areas across the country. If you would like to get involved and volunteer for Feedo Needo visit here.