Coffee4Craig provides vital support for Manchester’s homeless and people in crisis. Each evening we operate an out of hours’ drop-in service in the heart of Manchester city centre. We offer hot food, showers, food parcels, medical support and mental health crisis intervention.
Sept 2013, Craig White died of a heroin overdose in a car park in Cardiff, he was the brother of Risha Lancaster, one of the Coffee4Craig founders, Coffee4Craig began as a reaction to his death and a desire to make the world a little better for those who find themselves on the streets. Risha and Hendrix Lancaster started giving out coffee on the streets of Manchester that same month and it grew from there. The demand for hot drinks went above and beyond the initial expectation of Risha and Hendrix and they felt a calling into the homelessness sector. With a small group of volunteers and supporters starting to grow, we developed an outdoor 'street kitchen' three evenings a week in Piccadilly Gardens.