Location: London

Beneficiaries: long-term hostel residents, young unemployed, those living in temporary accommodation

About Fat Macy's

Fat Macy's is a social enterprise serving delicious home cooked food and dining experiences at supper clubs, events and offices across London. The food is cooked and served by young Londoners living in temporary accommodation, who we also train. Our chefs and waiters volunteer their time, and in return accumulate credit, paid into a secure deposit fund. They also receive mentoring and practical help to enable them to make the leap from hostel to home. We’re also currently working towards securing our first permanent HQ.

Mission and Impact 

Our mission is multi-faceted. We want to create an excellent social enterprise dining experience in London, while training a new generation of trainee chefs and empowering them to create their own pathway from hostel to home. At the same time, we’ll also be building a housing deposit for our trainees and challenging the perception of those experiencing homelessness for those who dine at our supper clubs. In just a few short years, we’ve saved £7100 in housing deposits between 15 residents and have enabled 15 YMCA residents to achieve a Level 2 Food Hygiene Qualification.