Food stolen from Kingfisher cafe

Dave Cooper at the Kingfisher Cafe
Dave Cooper at the Kingfisher Cafe

SUPPORTERS of the Kingfisher Cafe on West Street have reminded homeless people in the town that they will be fed for free at the cafe, after food was stolen from a shed.

Six Christmas puddings, two leeks and a turnip were taken from a shed used for food storage at the back of the cafe over the weekend of December 3 and 4.

Dave Cooper, chairman of the Kingfisher Trust, said: “Whoever broke in obviously knew that there would be food in there, but I think whoever did it is going to end up getting a bit sick of Christmas pudding.

“It is important that homeless people know we will give them food if they need it.

“The cafe itself is doing well and all proceeds we make go towards feeding the homeless so one thing feeds into another.”

Dave said that since opening the cafe in September, the Trust has been overwhelmed by local support.

“Things have been going well. It is a nice opportunity for us to say thank you to all of the volunteers at the cafe who have been fantastic, and of course everyone who has helped with donations and collections for us.

“Bridlington is a wonderful town, people are very charitable and we have received phone calls from locals wanting to donate money or organise a collection. I don’t want to embarrass people by naming names but thank you to everyone who has helped.

The Kingfisher Cafe will this year host a Christmas day dinner for the homeless.