- 1 Where is social bite based?
- 2 How many shops do social bite have in Scotland?
- 3 What do social bite do?
- 4 How does social bite make their money?
- 5 What do social bite do at Christmas?
- 6 Who funds Social bite?
- 7 What does social bite sell?
- 8 What award did social bite get?
- 9 How can I help the homeless in Scotland?
- 10 Why was social bite set up?
- 11 How many social bite workers have struggled with homelessness?
- 12 How can I help the homeless in Edinburgh?
- 13 How can I help homeless people at Christmas?
Founded by Josh Littlejohn MBE and Alice Thompson, Social Bite began life as a small cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland, in August 2012. We became involved in the homelessness issue, when a young homeless man named Peter Hart came into the cafe one day to ask us for a job.
Social Bite is a social enterprise that helps the homeless through its five sandwich shops and restaurant.
Social Bite is on a mission to bring people together, to build a collaborative movement to end homelessness.
We promote a new way of doing business through the promotion of a “Social Business” model, where 100% of the profits of trading companies are directed at social problems in Scotland.
Over the Festive Season, Social Bite is offering socially conscious shoppers and diner’s the opportunity to spread the Christmas spirit and support Social Bite’s mission to bring Scotland together, build a collaborative movement and end homelessness.
Who funds Social bite?
After travelling to meet Prof Yunus in Bangladesh, they sold their events business and risked everything to set up Social Bite, which is run by parent charity the Social Bite Fund. At present the enterprise has five cafes in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen and employs and supports homeless people.
We deliver fresh, handmade products from our Central Kitchen in Livingston direct to your office for your all important meetings or social gatherings. Choose from a range of delicious sandwiches, wraps and salads as well as breakfast items.
Social Bite co-founders Josh Littlejohn and Alice Thompson were given a Special Recognition award at the 2019 Pride of Britain Awards in London on Monday 28th October 2019.
How can I help the homeless in Scotland?
Contact a charity Shelter Scotland operate a free help line and will give people advice on how to apply to the council for a place to live. You may also make a referral to a homeless organisation, such as Streetworks, who can contact local authorities and emergency shelters and help get someone off the streets quickly.
Social Bite was founded by Josh Littlejohn and Alice Thompson in 2012 as a sandwich shop in Edinburgh, which aimed to give away all its profits to good causes. The shop’s central location meant staff got to know members of the homeless community and began offering jobs and free food to people affected by homelessness.
Roughly 1 in 3 of Social Bite’s staff have struggled with homelessness. In our experience a job can be incredibly transformative.
How can I help the homeless in Edinburgh?
In Glasgow call 0800 027 7466 in Edinburgh 0800 178 2323 and they will send someone to go and meet the person. During office hours 9-5, you can also call Shelter Scotland’s free housing advice helpline on 0808 800 4444.
How can I help homeless people at Christmas?
Here are just a few ways you can help those experiencing homelessness during the holidays:
- DONATE. Gather up some clothes, toys, books, household goods, toiletries, warm clothes, towels, and blankets.
- TEACH. The best gifts are the ones that are unforgettable.
- REACH OUT.
- EDUCATE YOURSELF.
- SHOW KINDNESS.