SUPPORTING THE HOMELESS AND VULNERABLE IN YORK

Kitchen for Everyone York (KEY) is an organisation providing meals to the homeless & vulnerable of York on a Tuesday evening and Sunday morning along with a Saturday evening outreach programme.

Originally started in late 2015 by Dave Hobman the ambition was to fill a gap in services to those in need by providing a Sunday morning breakfast.

Since that time KEY has seen a huge increase in those sleeping rough in our city and has subsequently started the Tuesday evening sessions in May 2017 serving a 3-course dinner and the Saturday evening outreach sessions in October 2017.

KEY also signposts customers to other service providers who can provide accommodation and ultimately in some cases long-term housing solutions.

Our mission is to help and support individuals who find themselves homeless in our area by providing hearty & nutritional meals, clothing, toiletries, sleeping bags, snacks and any other essential items they may require.

We are lucky enough to have secured a rental agreement with the Spurriergate café which is an ideal central location with fantastic facilities for both staff and customers.

With the growth in service users there has also been a growth in volunteers which is now over 100 plus 9 team leaders covering the shifts which are run on a rotational basis. Without these amazing people and the generosity of those who donate KEY would not be where it is today.