What we offer
Be Enriched was formally in September 2013 by a group of youth workers, arts professionals and young people to provide young people the opportunity to develop skills and improve community cohesion through training and volunteering opportunities.
The Canteens Project was started as a short-term project in 2013 to provide young offenders with an alternative community service opportunity. After a month we could clearly see that there was an ongoing need for food and friendship in the community. We had 40 regulars and were utilising a huge amount of surplus food each week.
So we kept the project going.
Now it's been expanded to four canteens in South London serving over 3,880 meals with over 650 volunteers per year alongside other projects and food system improvement work.