The Brixton Soup Kitchen runs without funding

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The Brixton Soup Kitchen runs without funding

Maleena Pone visited an ambitious soup kitchen in Brixton which has been running for little over a year.

The project receives no official funding. Founder and co-director Solomon Smith has been financing it himself and has been running since 2013. He says he runs the kitchen to "see smiles on people's faces".

It relies on donations and volunteers to continue its work and recieves food from places such as Nandos and Pret A Manger. The team behind the kitchen have been raising donations through crowd funding campaigns. 

The kitchen helps homeless people and Londoners in need. It feeds around 40 people a day and as well as hot food and hot drink, it offers advice and support. 

Solomon Smith joined Headline London along with other game-changing individuals making the city a better place. They discuss how the capital is changing, and what needs to be done to carry on this good work.

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