Hoxton soup kitchen to give away 100,000 tea bags

Robert Hunningher outside Humdingers.

Robert Hunningher outside Humdingers bakery and shop at 238 Hoxton Street. - Credit: Polly Hancock

A Hoxton soup kitchen is giving away 100,000 tea bags to help raise awareness and funds to keep it running. 

The tea bag give-away is taking place outside Humdingers soup kitchen at 236 Hoxton Street, from about 7am to 7.30pm. 

A spokesperson from the soup Kitchen told the Gazette: "[The soup kitchen] is amazing but its quite eye-opening to realise how many people need the support."

The initiative was set up by chef Robert Hunningher during the pandemic. 

The father-of-two has used the profits from his catering company and Humdingers bakery and pizzeria to keep the service running and it now feeds about 1000 people a week.

Homemade soup and freshly baked bread is served at the soup kitchen from 5-7pm, every weekday except Thursday. 

Robert Hunningher and soup kitchen volunteer Barbara Welch, outside Humdingers.

Robert Hunningher (right) and soup kitchen volunteer Barbara Welch, outside Humdingers bakery, soup kitchen and shop at 238 Hoxton Street. - Credit: Polly Hancock


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The kitchen has plans to expand its service by moving to a site in Hornsey. 

To support the expansion visit www.gofundme.com/f/humdingers-soup-kitchen-expansion

Learn more at www.humdingers.org.uk/soup-kitchen

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