Volunteers at a charity which has served 3,500 meals to isolated people say their guests keep coming back because they know they will always be welcome.

Sally’s Kitchen in Southwell Grove Road, Leytonstone has run a weekly pop-up café since it was founded in 2015 by Nick Tiratsoo and Anna Rinaldi.

It also runs a foodbank which supports 35 families in the area and an advisory service for those struggling to find housing and access benefits.

Mr Tiratsoo said: “We are very happy that the past two years have been successful.

“The aim is to provide healthy food and give isolated people a place to come and make new friends and socialise. 

“People have said to me ‘it saved my life’ and one man even said he wanted to come and live here.

“we know people love coming here because they will always be welcome and we get great feedback from the guests.”

Over 30 volunteers cook a three course lunch every Tuesday and guests can donate £3 if they wish.

The charity is kept afloat by donations from faith groups, the Women’s Institute, private donors Golden Giving.

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