The Drop-In café provides a safe and welcoming environment where people who may be homeless or just not well-off will be served a nourishing 3 course meal, be treated with respect and listened to.
Drop in Café for the Homeless and Vulnerable
- Normal opening times
- Friday 12:30pm – 2pm
- St Paul’s Church, Church Street, Manningham,
- (Behind Manningham Library on Carlisle Road)
Please note that the Drop In Café is not a food bank and cannot provide food parcels. Information on food parcels can be found from your GP, social worker or personal care worker.
Prayer for the homeless
Loving God, it was not your plan that anyone should be without a place to call home, we pray for all people who are experiencing homelessness.
We pray for our politicians and decision-makers, and for those who are helping homeless people.
Open our eyes to the needs within our communities; give us wisdom to respond and courage to challenge the injustice of homelessness.
Background to Sharakat Drop in Café
The café has a core group of volunteers who help serve food and make the café a welcoming place where guests can feel safe and accepted no matter what their situation is. On average, the café serves meals for around 60 people every week.
The Sharakat project which is the “umbrella” of the café aims to serve the local community in a way that fosters well-being, includes the marginalised and encourages cross cultural and cross faith relationships. The Drop in Café is a key component in the practical outworking of these aims.
If you would like to volunteer or ask about food donations, please contact the church office. To find out how to make a donation click here
Bradford Free Meal Provision Resource
Wellsprings Together Bradford in partnership with Bradford Speakout have produced a Bradford free meal provision resource listing all the places where free or pay as you feel can be accessed in Bradford for the homeless and vulnerable.
Keighley Free Meal Provision Resource
Wellsprings Together Bradford in partnership with Keighley Food Poverty Action Partnership have compiled a meal provision in Keighley resource listing all the place where free or pay as you feel food can be accessed in Keighley for the homeless and vulnerable.
You can view and download a printer friendly version of these resources by visiting: Bradford & Keighley Free Meal Provision.