The Papercup Project & FareShare | Mental Health Awareness Week

14 May 2019

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This Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re championing the charities we supply, helping and supporting people with mental health conditions.

With over 10,000 charities and community groups receiving food from FareShare, we know a home cooked meal means much more than what’s on the plate. It’s also a chance to make new friends, share experiences, or take the opportunity to access support.

The Papercup Project, which provides support for homeless people in Liverpool, use mealtimes to connect with their clients, and signpost them to support if needed.

“A lot of people we work with experience mental health issues,” says the The Papercup Project team. “We can see how much they do enjoy our meals and what a difference it makes to them. It also makes people happy to know that somebody has bothered to cook a meal for them.”

“Sometimes people have not eaten a proper meal for the whole day. Nutritious food is a crucial part of our organisation, we only use good quality food to give people the energy they need. We also use it as an opportunity to try to help those who aren’t eligible for social services and advise them on their housing situation and issues when possible.”

The Papercup Project is just one of the thousands of charities across the UK supporting people with mental health conditions.
Donate to FareShare here and help us get more food to charities and community groups in your area.

 

“We can see how much people enjoy our meals and what a difference it makes to them. It makes people happy to know that somebody has bothered to cook a meal for them.”