Tucked away in a predominantly residential part of Brighton, St. Anne’s Day Centre is one of the city’s hidden treasures, with an open-door policy that underpins the warm and welcoming atmosphere within.
St Anne’s caters for some of the community’s most vulnerable, including those with mental health conditions, homeless people, and people experiencing loneliness and social isolation. They serve up breakfast and lunch every day for 60-80 people, making hot and nutritious meals for under 1p per serving, using food us at FareShare Sussex.
The team work hard to create nutritious food for their guests, and, in 2018 Head Cook Shelley won the ‘Food Hero’ award at the Brighton Food & Drink Awards.
Vegetables are transformed into homemade soups, and main meals are always hearty and filling. Dinners of sausages, baked beans and mash are a staple – to keep their guests fuller for longer.
Centre Manager Mary says: “The streets become a support system, so it can be difficult for people to stay out of homelessness. They come here and we show them that they matter with our food – and they’re treated with respect.”
“There’s more to food then what’s on the plate, and we know they will always get a good meal from us. We couldn’t do it without FareShare.”
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