A coffee shop set up to help people affected by homelessness has handed out 300 free meals in just three months.
Founded by 21-year-old Julius Ibrahim, Second Shot Coffee runs a “pay it forward” scheme where customers can opt to purchase a coffee or food for people in need.
Not only does the East London cafe hand out free meals, it also partners with charities to employ the homeless - whatever their circumstance.
Those who are employed get food safety, shop management and barista training, and are then helped to transition into a permanent job.
“I came up with the idea after I moved to London and saw how many people were affected by homelessness,” explains Ibrahim, who funded the project via a kickstarter campaign. “I realised I really wanted to do something to help.”
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW UK
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more
Visit the Bethnal Green store’s website for opening hours and contact details.