Since it started, a local coffee roaster, Pump ‘n Grind, has been supporting Leeds homeless Charity St George’s Crypt by donating 20% of its profits to support the homeless and marginalised of Leeds.
Started by two enterprising Leeds graduates the company has now decided to expand its venture into coffee shops with its first opening on Brudenell Road.
Micro-coffee roasters with the ambition of bringing honest, speciality coffee to the people of Leeds, Pump ‘n Grind are also dedicated to working with the community, and are looking to employ volunteers from St George’s Crypt’s Nurture program; training clients in catering with the view of building employability and skills.
David Pilling, head chef for Nurture said ‘we are blessed to establish these partnerships. It is very hard for some of our guys to find work – there is still a lot of stigma attached to homelessness so having companies offer these opportunities is brilliant. The fact they also donate such a large percentage of their profits shows a real commitment to some of the least well-off in Leeds.’


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