Amazing Graze

Mark Butcher founded Amazing Graze (AG) to help feed the homeless and deprived community in Blackpool and since it begun just a couple of years ago, it has served around 100 people a hearty meal each night. AG is publically funded with the staff providing a great deal of the financial support and, at the end of 2015, the staff went homeless for 48 hours, which raised over £8.5k to finance the future of AG. There is no age, race or situation restriction to attend the soup kitchen; everyone is welcome. They offer the service every Tuesday at the Baptist Tabernacle, every Wednesday at His-Provisions and every Friday and Saturday at Bethel Church and sometimes entertainment is provided by local talent.

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Occasionally, the kitchen is blessed with support from local restaurants, they receive bread directly from Warburtons and BFP delivers food they are desperately in need of. They are also able to provide families with food for the week when they are really struggling to make ends meet. Mark and his team have become a source of trust for people and he is known for his ability to help people into housing, rehoming people almost weekly. They also offer moral support to many people and families across Blackpool, visiting people at home but they offer advice with anything they can and signpost people to the appropriate services.