Our London office has teamed up with The Soup Kitchen for several years, helping to offer a welcoming and safe place for over 100 people a day, six days per week. With the goal of going beyond supplying food, clothing and a sense of belonging, The Soup Kitchen strives to address issues of homelessness and support people with the resources they need to find their way back to a structured and fulfilling life.

Jacob Durkin at the Prudential RideLondon.

When The Soup Kitchen contacted Proskauer looking for a volunteer to step up and take a coveted spot in this year’s Prudential Ride100, corporate associate Jacob Durkin came forward. “This was either brave or foolish, depending on your perspective,” recalled Jacob. “The event was awesome and definitely something I would love to do again – although I probably would have provided a different answer when I was struggling through the last few miles!” The Ride100 is the biggest mass cycling event in the world on 100 miles of closed roads around London, finishing outside Buckingham Palace.

Proskauer volunteers with The Soup Kitchen every month. Volunteers serve meals and assist director, Alex Brown, wherever he may need support. The generous spirit of the staff and clients is contagious and the experience of volunteering is personally rewarding for all involved.

Hunger and Poverty are a main focus of the Firm’s corporate social responsibility. Proskauer supports vulnerable populations who are experiencing food insecurity through many of our non-profit partners including food banks, soup kitchens and shelters.