At Jumar, we are dedicated to making a positive impact in our community. Since November 2023, we have been proud supporters of Helping Hands Community Project, working alongside our long-standing client, Phoebus, to run a series of soup kitchen takeovers.

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About Helping Hands

Since 2015, when the charity was created, Helping Hands has provided a safe space and practical support to thousands of vulnerable people. Powered by the amazing generosity of the business community and driven by its wonderful volunteers, it provides opportunities for those experiencing homelessness, domestic abuse, addiction, isolation, poverty and mental health challenges to build a better future.

Services provided by Helping Hands

A friendly, welcoming venue, which provides vital fundraising for Helping Hands.Open between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Friday, the shop is a valuable source of revenue to help power all Helping Hands other projects. 

Throughout the week the soup kitchen and breakfast services offer two meals a day to the most vulnerable people in our community.

The breakfast services can be found at its Althorpe Street centre in Leamington every weekday, Monday to Friday, from 10.30am to 11.30am.

The soup kitchen offers a hot, nutritious evening meal there from Monday to Thursday, between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. 

Powered by donations from wonderful supporters, and served by a team of volunteers, Helping Hands provides hundreds of hot meals every year for those who need them most.

Led by a qualified men’s support worker, supported by volunteers, the group offers support around the cause and effects of homelessness, including mental health, addiction and isolation.

Led by a qualified women’s support worker, supported by volunteers, the project offers company, comfort and practical help to women facing issues such as addiction, domestic abuse or homelessness.

From 10:00am to 2pm, every Friday, the van serves a delicious selection of hot drinks, breakfast trays and breakfast and lunch sandwiches/baguettes, with all proceeds being matched by Rank Foundation. 

Sources and delivers furniture and white goods for individuals and families who are trying to build a new life. Over the past 12 months, Helping Hands has delivered over 140 new home packs of kitchen essentials and the need for this sort of support remains high.

Helping Hands' first supported living accommodation for women who are homeless or at risk of being made homeless , and who need some support in maintaining a tenancy to enable them to live independent lives.

Soup kitchen takeovers

Over the past six months, Jumar has collaborated with our long-standing client, Phoebus to organise several soup kitchen takeovers at the Helping Hands Community Project in Leamington Spa.

During these sessions, a dedicated team of volunteers from Jumar and Phoebus came together to create a delicious menu, source ingredients, and prepare a nourishing feast. This initiative caters to the most vulnerable individuals within the community who rely on the meal service, ensuring they receive a warm, nutritious evening meal four days a week.

Collaboration with Phoebus

Our partnership with Phoebus has been instrumental in maximising the impact of our support for Helping Hands. Through our combined efforts, we aim to make a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals within our community.

Jumar and Phoebus have been invaluable partners in our mission to serve the vulnerable in our community through our soup kitchens. Their support and dedication have made a significant impact, ensuring that those in need receive warm, nourishing meals and a sense of belonging. We are truly grateful for their generosity and commitment, as it enriches the lives of those we support and strengthens our community as a whole. 

Kerry Steward, Fundraising and Communications Officer, Helping Hands Community Project


Interested in learning more about Helping Hands Community Project or getting involved in similar initiatives? Visit their website to discover how you can make a difference today.