A big day in Newcastle for the Pumpkin Run team. Collaborating with the Samaritans and Newcastle Ydo lead by Astrid Gearin they cooked meals at Soul Cafe Newcastle.
Soul Café serve hot meals free of charge to the disadvantaged of Newcastle. Soul Café is administered by LifeShapers Family Services, not government funded and rely on sponsorship, donations and fundraising. Soul Café serve around 130 people per day, 5 days per week and approx. 80 people breakfast 3 times per week. Not only does Soul Café serve meals but those in need can access other essential services including a clinic, legal aid, Mental health assessments, haircuts and much more.
All our young people got in and assisted in preparing and serving the meals, and what a menu it was! Entrée of pumpkin & apple soup, pumpkin salad for main course and dessert was none other than pumpkin pie! There was also some singing and dancing and a lot of fun had. Again many services collected pumpkins.
The link to day two’s video snapshot below: