A hot meal and a friendly conversation can make all the difference to someone experiencing homelessness. Every Saturday morning, companions from Emmaus Dover are taking to the streets in our distinctive green van to deliver bacon sandwiches to people who are sleeping rough.

The team cook up sandwiches in the on-site kitchen at Archcliffe Fort, before packaging them up and heading out. The bacon butty run not only provides a hot and tasty meal to local homeless people, it also provides them with a friendly face to talk to, and an opportunity to find out about the work we do and the ways in which we might be able to help them.

Lawrence, one of our companions who works on the bacon butty run, said:

“It’s our way of giving back. I’m always happy to do that, because I’m thankful for what I’ve got. This weekend I met a guy called Andrew. He’d come down from London and was newly made homeless, he’d only been sleeping on the street for 3 days. I let him know a bit about Emmaus and what we do, and what he would need to do if he was interested.”

Now that autumn is here and the weather is getting colder we’ll also be taking out warm items like scarves, hats and gloves. We are so pleased to have been able to start the bacon butty run again, after having to pause it over the last year.