Root Soup / L'Arche Belfast

On the surface Root Soup is about growing and preparing vegetables and making organic soups and breads. But we're about much, much more than that.

Root Soup is a social enterprise (which belongs to L'Arche Belfast) that involves people who have learning disabilities and people who are homeless working together to learn and grow.

Our overall vision is that, through partnership and by sharing our resources and our expertise, Root Soup will become a dynamic social enterprise that is part of an overall 'Field to Fork' initiative, offering training and employment opportunities across the food chain i.e. growing, preparation and catering.

Our aim is to enhance the relationship between people with disabilities, people who are homeless and the rest of our society. We are changing the social landscape for all people in our society; in a world where many people feel isolated, afraid, despondant we are creating a future filled with hope and a society where everyone matters and can make a difference.

The Root Soup team meets 3-4 times per week in a homeless hostel to cook and share lunch together. We also provide work placements in our kitchen and allotment for young adults with learning difficulties.

To get involved in this volunteering opportunity please contact developer@rootsoup.co.uk