Access Bedford are proud to support SoupFest each year and provide Interpreters throughout the day to make sure the event is accessible to our Deaf community.

SoupFest is a festival of soup celebrating Bedfordshire’s talented chefs and raising money for people experiencing homelessness at the same time.  Local businesses and volunteers pull together in order to set up and run the one-day event, selling homemade soup and bread to the public to raise funds for people who are homeless.

Local homeless organisations are invited to send representatives on the day. They are able to raise awareness about the services they provide and listen to any concerns or queries the public might have about rough sleepers in Bedford. They can also share information about how the public might be able to help alleviate some of the issues surrounding the homelessness problem in our borough.

Local choirs and musicians perform throughout the day, entertaining the SoupFesters and encouraging them to stop a while and talk to each other, making new friends and reacquainting themselves with old ones.

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