CRISIS: FLAPJACKS TO HELP END HOMELESSNESS


WORDS MAISIE JANE DANIELS - IMAGES COURTESY OF CRISIS







Homelessness charity Crisis serves up something special this summer and it comes in the form of a fruity, sticky, vegan flapjack. This isn't just any baked good, oh no, along with being mouth-wateringly scrummy, it also plays a pivotal part in the Charity's work. Created in their Shoreditch café these delicious delights are being delivered by bike to their other London stores including Peckham, Dalston, Finsbury Park and Croydon. Each flapjack costs only £2 and with all proceeds going to Crisis's mission to end homelessness it's a no-brainer!



Alongside supplying housing, employment and well-being support to people experiencing homelessness, Crisis also trains up its members as chefs, waiters and baristas at its Shoreditch café. And for first-time chefs that enter the cafe, this flapjack is the initial thing that trainees make on their introductory day in the kitchen. So alongside leading them on the path to gaining a NOCN (an educational and skills charity, and a top ten Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation) level one qualification in preparation for work experience, it also provides an insight into working in a professional kitchen, having a routine, and gaining self-belief.


Crisis's hospitality manager Charlie Atkinson explains: “We love seeing our trainees get stuck in on their first day, making their flapjacks. For many people who are homeless, whether in a B&B or on the streets, they’ve not had access to a kitchen for a long time, so it’s brilliant watching them make something from scratch and put their own twist on it. As well as raising vital funds to support our services, each bake shows that by ending someone’s homelessness, you give that person the opportunity to move forward and flourish.”



It's true, a little can go a long way so get yourself down to Crisis and make a difference with these mighty, more-ish morsels!