Catering social enterprise Fat Macy’s now have all the ingredients they need to open a new permanent home after reaching their £55,000 crowdfunding goal.
The firm currently cook up supper clubs which train young homeless Londoners in catering skills, allowing them to serve three-course meals while also rustling up grub for corporate events.
We’ll now be able to work towards our dream of opening our first permanent space for Fat Macy’s, and working to end the cycle of homelessness for young Londoners
All staff working with Fat Macy’s earn ‘credits’ which then go towards a housing deposit and a step-to-step programme that helps them to learn how to live independently.
The credits earned by volunteering with the firm sees staff becoming eligible for a housing deposit grant after 150 hours’ service, giving the 12-20 Londoners the firm are aiming to help initially the opportunity to move into their own flat.
Speechless… we raised £55,635! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all legends who donated ????❤️???? will be in touch with everyone ASAP pic.twitter.com/nDGopfJQ6G
— Fat Macy's (@fatmacys) October 16, 2017
Working at Fat Macy’s helps homeless people to get out of the catch-22 situation of living in temporary accommodation where the costs of rent can outstrip income and halt progression into permanent accommodation.