Hospitality and Hope in the Heart of Swansea

Matthew’s House is a place of hospitality and hope for all – especially those who are vulnerable and homeless.

With an aim to have the feel of home where hospitality is experienced by all who enter the doors, regardless of background, belief, or circumstance. At BVL, we have had the pleasure of supporting Matthew’s House since January 2021 by looking after their commercial kitchen at Matt’s Café.

As time has gone on, we have become a corporate friend and continue to work alongside this fantastic charity by servicing and repairing their commercial kitchen appliances.

Matt’s Café has one objective – to intercept food waste destined for land fill and use it to feed people who need it, on a pay as you feel basis.

At the start of 2024, the café has prepared and served over 184,000 meals since opening!

Matthew’s House has recently celebrated their 7th birthday, a real milestone for a project that has continued to grow, with over 100 volunteers & over 84,000 volunteer hours donated.

Barrie at Matts Cafe in Matthews House
Matthews House Cafe Kitchen

2023 has been a huge year, and the figures really do speak for themselves!

  •  29,366 meals served, all made from food donated or rescued from landfill.
  • On average 106 guests visit the café each day they are open.
  • 122 guests attended a wonderful Christmas Day, filled with love, joy and lots of food. 2023 was the busiest (and best) Christmas to date!
  • 1,216 Dignity Packs of essential hygiene items handed out to men and women.
  • The app – Hope in Swansea, celebrated a 2nd  birthday & now there are over 150 support services registered on the app.
  • Not forgetting 59 haircuts & 37 loads of laundry washed, dried, and folded
  • £3,580 has been raised from the Swansea Half Marathon and over £14,000 at the Swans Big Sleepout.

    Help us make a difference…

    Maybe you have some spare time?

    Or a talent or skill you can share to strengthen the hope they provide.

    We are excited and proud to be a corporate friend of Matthew’s House

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