Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue young professionals cook for the homeless with FEAST charity
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Tuesday 6th August 2019

Volunteers at Suburb Link from Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue met last month to cook food for the homeless at West Hampstead Homeless Shelter. The volunteers meet monthly at the shelter in association with FEAST charity, founded by Hannah Styles. FEAST coordinate surplus food donated by supermarkets, with which the volunteers work as a team to make a 3 course vegetarian meal.

The Suburb Link is a young professionals initiative of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue and as well as meeting monthly to cook for the homeless, they also volunteer with asylum seekers at the drop in centre at Hendon United Synagogue. They also hold social events including talks by Holocaust survivors, weekly learning programmes and minyanim for prayers.

Ellen Johnson, participant and FEAST volunteer said, “Jo Summerfield has enabled young professionals in our community to volunteer and give back to those less fortunate. Feast is a powerful initiative that has brought us all together in the name of charity. I urge everyone to get involved!”

Rabbi Ephraim Guttentag, Community Rabbi of Hampstead Garden Suburb United Synagogue said, ‘’The 20’s to 30’s are an integral part of our community – they represent our future and it is so important that they have a voice and that their interests are represented. The Suburb Link was set up in 2017 by Jo Summerfield to create a community where our young adults feel at home and inspired. Watching them volunteer and give back to society, it is we leaders that have, in turn, been inspired.”



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