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What’s In A Bag?

What’s In A Bag? When Michelle Clark started Breakfast In A Bag her intention was always to make the breakfasts as healthy as possible. Sleeping on the streets almost inevitably means a very poor diet and she wanted to give each homeless person who received a breakfast bag the best possible start to their day.  The contents of each bag may vary depending on which foodstuffs have been donated in large quantities by our Product Partners, what’s available on a special offer locally or online & which fresh fruits etc are in season and readily available. All bags will typically include cereal or [...]

2016-12-23T09:57:23+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Things to share|

Weetabix On The Go – a BIG thank you!

Weetabix On The Go - a BIG thank you! Support from food manufacturers makes such a huge difference to us at Breakfast In A Bag so we’re sending big love and thanks to Weetabix On The Go today. They recently delivered a huge box of their delicious and nutritious breakfast drinks which our homeless friends are already enjoying. These drinks have added something special to the bags and they really are proving very popular.  It means that we’ve been able to make up extra bags with the money saved and many more of London’s homeless have enjoyed a breakfast in a bag. Thank [...]

2016-12-23T09:57:24+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Product Partners|

Celebrity Support Grows For Breakfast In A Bag

Celebrity Support Grows For Breakfast In A Bag Now that our friendly army of supporters on Twitter is growing nicely our tweets are gaining more & more retweets which is just fantastic to see. There are also many more people tweeting about us so it’s getting harder to spot every time we’re helped out by someone famous. Celebrity support has been crucial in raising awareness as they have such huge follower numbers compared to a small, new initiative like Breakfast In A Bag. If your tweet about Breakfast In A Bag is retweeted by someone famous please let us know so we can [...]

2016-12-23T09:57:24+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Celebrity support, Things to share|

Paws For Thought …

Paws For Thought … Through her outreach project Off The Streets London, Michelle Clark the founder of Breakfast In A Bag has become known as someone who likes to care for the street dogs that so many of our homeless friends have as pets. For most rough sleepers their dog is their only companion and many will choose to feed their “furbaby” before themselves. Some of these dogs live on a diet of human food and that’s obviously not good for their health.       We regularly receive donations of dog food, treats, and warm dog coats for winter and Michelle’s been [...]

2016-12-23T09:57:24+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Things to share|

That’s a lot of cornflakes!

That’s a lot of cornflakes! Wow! Our Twitter friends at Team Up 2B Champions have just donated nearly 200 large packets of Kelloggs Cornflakes to us and Michelle Clark (founder of BIAB) went to collect them earlier today.   “I was overwhelmed when TUTBC got in touch and offered these to us, just imagine how many breakfast bags we’ll be able to use them in.” said Michelle: “Now we can use the money we’ve saved to make up even more bags and give more of London’s homeless their most important meal of their day.  I went to pick them up in my car [...]

2016-12-23T09:57:24+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Product Partners|

HIGH5 Sports Nutrition Donate Award Winning Energy Bars

HIGH5 Sports Nutrition donate award winning Energy Bars A big thankyou to HIGH5 Sports Nutrition who just became our latest Product Partners!  HIGH5 heard about us on Twitter and sent down three boxes of their award winning Energy Bars for the breakfast bags.  HIGH5 specialise in energy bars, snacks and drinks and their products are renowned in the world of sport and athletics.    HIGH5 identified that many of the benefits of the Energy Bars would be as welcome to an undernourished homeless person as they are to a world class triathlete so they stepped in with this generous donation. We’ve been searching [...]

2016-12-23T09:57:24+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Product Partners|

Quotes about Homelessness

Quotes about Homelessness We’ve scoured the internet and gathered together some interesting and powerful quotes about homelessness:   “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” Aesop   “After all, a homeless man has reason to cry, everything in the world is pointed against him.” Jack Kerouac   “Bleak, dark, and piercing cold, it was a night for the well-housed and fed to draw round the bright fire, and thank God they were at home; and for the homeless starving wretch to lay him down and die. Many hunger-worn outcasts close their eyes in our bare streets at such times, [...]

2016-12-23T09:57:24+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Things to share|

Homelessness – Facts & Statistics

Homelessness - Facts & Statistics We thought we’d share some of the statistics we’ve unearthed about homelessness, and in particular London’s homeless crisis.   homeless people slept on London’s Streets in 2015, more than double the number for 2010.* Just 13% of Londoners feel enough is being done to tackle homelessness.* 25% of England’s homeless people are in Westminster. People are often drawn to central London because of opportunities and the prospect of starting their lives afresh.** In the first 3 quarters of 2015 – 23,178 homeless applications were made to London Local Authorities.*** Rough sleeping in [...]

2016-12-23T09:57:24+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Things to share|

Thank you KWHPublishing – We wouldn’t be here without you!

Thank you KWHPublishing - We wouldn’t be here without you! We really can’t thank Kelly at KWH Publishing enough for providing us with our website.  She’s taken time out from her paying clients to get us online so quickly and she’s been unbelievably patient with us throughout the whole process.   We desperately needed a website to properly showcase our initiative and to keep our supporters updated so were understandably very excited when Kelly got in touch and offered to donate her time and skills to make it happen.  An incredibly generous gesture that’s so appreciated by our founder Michelle Clark and one [...]

2016-12-23T09:57:24+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Product Partners|
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