Street Eats isn’t without its risks.
Vulnerable young people + complex mental and physical health challenges + dysfunctional homes + live video calls + first time cooks in a kitchen = What could possibly go wrong??! Well let’s just say one thing we weren’t anticipating was this;
We’d just taken our steaming hot soups of the stove top and people were beginning to serve them up as we took it in turns sharing a highlight from the week. One young person was proudly showcasing his pot of soup when suddenly his screen froze and we could just make out exclamations of frightened panic between other muffled noises. My heart sank as I made out the words, “aaahhhh, NO, my phone, my phone’s in the soup!!!!”
And then we lost him. A few (looong) minutes later, a quick prayer, and he was back!! Happily (and somewhat sheepishly) telling us what had just happened, but ultimately sharing the good news that his phone cover was a quality investment!