What we do
The Bristol Soup Run Trust coordinates a homeless outreach service in Bristol city centre, every night of the year. Our teams provide food, drink and other essential supplies, free of charge, to homeless people and others in need on the streets of Bristol. Our teams also help to signpost people to other sources of help in Bristol.
We seek to operate the soup run in an informal, friendly and non-judgmental manner.
How we operate
Bristol Soup Run Trust is a federation of around twenty teams who operate the soup run. Some groups are large and well-resourced, often church-based, others are smaller independent groups. Some teams operate once a week, others once or twice a month. Whichever group does the Soup Run, the same locations are visited at the same times.
Who we help
While some of the people we serve are homeless and will sleep outside that night, others may have accommodation of some kind. People turn up at the Soup Run for many reasons: hunger, loneliness, companionship, advice. Whatever the reason, we are not there to judge: our job is to provide food, refreshment, a sleeping-bag, a pair of socks, toiletries, advice if needed and, above all, a friendly smile and a willing ear.