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House of Darwin X Gears of Goodwill

Feeding the Homeless people of Derby, with the great people from Gears of Goodwill.

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At House of Darwin we believe that everyone should be able to have a hot meal on a cold winter’s day. On the evening of Friday 7th December, we went into Derby to support Gears of Goodwill and the amazing work they do for our cities homeless.

Gears of Goodwill are a non-profit organisation that go out on our city streets and meet homelessness head on and help people get their lives back. On a Friday evening they provide a street kitchen to our city’s homeless community behind Gala Bingo. We contacted them last month and asked if we could help in any way. The natural choice was to support with what we do best. Fresh, flavoursome food.

We take great pleasure in creating dishes with raw ingredients, made from scratch and taking advantage of texture, flavour & colour to bring our food to life. We wish everyone had access to such cuisine and wanted to give the homeless community of Derby something warm and tasty this winter.

Chef and the team decided to cook a warming Chicken Curry, this dish felt the most appropriate of meals, to keep the people warm and fulfilled. The amazing aroma filled the restaurant all day and we couldn’t wait to deliver it to the Gears of Goodwill team.

Upon arrival we met Archie Stevenson, the kitchen manager and one of the key organisers of the group, along with several other smiling volunteers at 6.45pm. Our arrival arrival was met with great warmth and welcoming faces, the community spirit was at large. Gears of Goodwill were expecting to feed 50-70 people that night, a number that can grow in excess of 100+ people, depending on the evening. As the night went on, we too felt the cold and began to realise how real the prospect of spending the night on the street was for all these people of Derby.

Gears of Goodwill are currently fund raising to buy a catering van to be able to feed the homeless more efficiently and use it for their charity events. Please visit their JustGiving page to help them reach their £5000 target. We look forward to continue our donations and relationship with Gears of Goodwill in the very near future.

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