Rhythms of Life was founded in 2008 by Andrew Faris. A former rough-sleeper of 6 years, he strongly felt that his fellow friends needed help, and, most importantly, that this help could be provided more effectively by someone who deeply understood their daily struggles and needs.
As a result of Andrew’s perseverance and commitment, and with the invaluable help of our partners and volunteers, Rhythms of Life has been able to feed London’s rough-sleepers every day for the past ten years.
The food that we provide is donated by our charity partners, who include: Eat, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Whole Foods. As firm believers in the motto ‘lead by example’, we strive to promote sustainability not only by collecting surplus ready prepared food but also by cooking from raw ingredients whenever possible in order to avoid food waste. To date, Rhythms of Life has prevented over 26,000 tonnes of food from being wasted.
Although our main aim is to provide healthy and nutritious meals,toiletries, clothing and sleeping bags to London’s homeless, we also offer classes on literacy, I.T. and life skills. We firmly believe that everyone deserves a second chance to rebuild their lives.
We are currently based at Suite 309, Ilford House, 133-135, Oxford Street
London W1D 2HY, just as short walk from Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus stations.