Soup Runs / Meal Programmes
What is this intervention?
Soup runs and meal programmes distribute free food to people on the streets for example from a van or stall. Soup runs are targeted at those who are homeless and rough sleeping but have an open access ethos and also provide food to other groups who attend for example people who are very isolate or living in poverty or struggle to cook due to lack of money or facilities (for some example people in temporary accommodation).
What is its goal?
Soup runs and meal programmes seek to provide food to those in need who are hungry and often without shelter. Many soup runs have a religious ethos. Some soup runs seeks to refer and engage people with a range of other agencies while others focus on basic provision of food and sometimes blankets and clothing.