Pay as you feel café opens in Stokey


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A 'second chance’ pop-up café has opened in Stoke Newington offering soup and smoothies and allowing people to pay what they like.

The zero-waste café at St Mary’s Church is open on Thursday and Friday lunchtimes in March and April and uses leftover food from local shops, including Spence, Wholefoods and local fruit and veg stores.

It’s being manned by volunteers from the church, Hackney Migrant Centre, Hackney Food Bank and the local community.

Rev Dilly Baker, of St Mary’s Church, said: “I’m hoping there will be a complete mix of people - the 2nd Chance Café is a space where people can come together on an equal footing where status and the amount of money you have in your pocket doesn’t matter. It’s a place for genuine connection with others.”