Soup kitchen receives donation from police

Hastings Police donated �500 to Xtrax Food Kitchen.
Hastings Police donated �500 to Xtrax Food Kitchen.

A Hastings soup kitchen has been given £500 by Hastings Police to help with their running costs.

Xtrax Food Kitchen offers important services to young people between 16 and 25 including information on accommodation, health, employment and training opportunities.

Along with this, they offer a mobile soup kitchen and have helped over 1500 homeless people in the last year.

Manager Andrew Batsford said: “We are so proud of the work our volunteers and young people put in to providing the Xtrax Food Kitchen.

“It offers such an important life line to the street homeless community.

“Thank you to the police for the donation to help keep this service going.”

Police community support officer Sonya Shah from Hastings neighbourhood police team said: “I was pleased to hand over a donation of £500 to Xtrax, who open their doors daily to assist and help young people in the community, and in turn the young people will give up their time to help staff in the town feed the homeless and give advice.

“I feel the staff are passionate about service they deliver.”

The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.

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