Soup Run

The soup run meets a need to support rough sleepers who are not covered by other agencies. Bristol Soup Run Trust is a registered charity approved by the City Council. All workers are voluntary, not even receiving expenses.

Every night of the year, plus Saturday and Sunday morning, the Trust's volunteers go out with food, hot drinks, clothes, blankets, and other essential needs. We meet rough sleepers at designated drop-off points, and at other places they are known to frequent.

The St Augustine’s rota is for alternate Saturdays. Contrary to what some might expect, the people we meet are friendly, polite, and share a noticeable sense of community and support for each other.

You can help us in a number of ways. Firstly by praying for the homeless and the work of the trust. People with a genuine interest in helping the homeless can help for one evening, to see if the work suits them. We also need the following items: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, disposable razors, candles, matches, wrapped chocolate snack bars, and deodorant. (There is a place in the Narthex where you can leave all donations for the `Soup Run`) Also tinned sandwich fillings and items of clothing, and blankets –any condition.

Note. New Underwear and socks are especially needed, as these cannot be purchased in Charity shops. To find out more, contact Martyn Poole