Feed the homeless is made up of so many wonderful volunteers as well as a dedicated board of trustees. Our trustees work behind the scenes to make sure that the charity meets its core aim of feeding and supporting the homeless in the Bristol area.
Asem works behind the scenes, making sure the charity stays compliant and looks after the governance side of things. His role involves filing all the statutory accounts and reports which are submitted to the charity commission. Essentially, he ensures that the charity can continue to run and is working according to guidelines.
Asem's journey with Feed the Homeless started a few years ago when his wife started to cook for our friends on the street. Asem came out to hand out the meals and saw the impact the small act of handing out food had on the homeless community.
He was amazed at the varied people that he met, all with their own story to tell and from a variety of backgrounds. He could see how many wonderful volunteers were giving up their time and decided to look in to how his skills could be best used to support such an important cause.
Asem is an accountant in his professional life so it made sense that he should help out on the finance side of things. Asem's role as treasurer provides governance support to the board and he is a crucial part of the trustee team.
Shada started working for feed the homeless after volunteering in Calais. Having spent time supporting the charities out there, she realised the power of grass root, volunteer led organisations.
Shada decided that she wanted to do more to support the vulnerable locally and so her journey with feed the homeless began. When Shada started, her role involved feeding a small amount of rough sleepers.
Over time she has been part of establishing a team that feeds over a hundred rough sleepers on any given night. Armed with her organisation skills, boundless energy and passion for delivering a high quality service, Shada is a woman of many talents. Good luck in ever catching this woman sitting down!
She is our pocket rocket of enthusiasm and no task is ever to big to stop her from delivering above and beyond.