Sending food – and care – to Harbour Place

A kind gesture, no matter how small, goes a long way… and that’s why we deliver food from our hospital kitchen to Harbour Place each week.

Harbour Place

Last year we marked a fantastic milestone – 25 years of partnership with the homelessness charity in Grimsby, and 25 years of providing regular food parcels for the people it helps.

Harbour Place was set up in 1995 as a day centre for rough sleepers, launching the first night centre facility in Grimsby in 2018 at its premises on Hope Street.

We recognised how vital this was to the community – and continues to be – so we partnered up with the charity from the start. Each Monday our kitchen staff prepare and deliver food directly to Harbour Place. This never stopped during the pandemic, despite the charity’s night service having to temporarily close. This allowed it to still provide essential food and its rough sleeper outreach services during the daytime through a challenging time.

Dave Carlile, project manager and rough sleeper coordinator at Harbour Place, previously spoke about how much that support meant. He said:

“The support St Hugh’s has provided over the years has been invaluable – a helping hand when there has been very little help available. A hot home-cooked meal is something many of our service users don’t get to taste that often.”

It’s all part of our mission at St Hugh’s Hospital to support people in the wider community we work in. Pictured is our porter, Mitchell Brooke, on the regular Monday run to The Hope Centre. On the menu this time is sausage pie.

Harbour Place works with any homeless person living on the street, in temporary shelters or in emergency accommodation in Grimsby, providing ad hoc food during the day, evening meals and overnight shelter for up to 15 people each evening, 365 days a year. Find out more here.