Five Thousand Stars

Created by Oneikeh Campbell , The Pitch 2020

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Trainee chef Jimmy works at his local pub, The Nag’s Head in Hackney. Jimmy decides to volunteer at his local soup kitchen. When Jimmy arrives at the soup kitchen it’s manic, the staff are overstretched. Every day more and more homeless people turn up but there's hardly enough food to feed the thousands of hungry people and Jimmy has to turn people away hungry. Jimmy decides to start experimenting with the leftover food from his pub kitchen. A down on his luck homeless man, Alan, who was once a renowned foot critic eats one of Jimmy’s creative meals. Alan contacts the newspaper telling them to come down and sample one of Jimmy’s special soup kitchen meals and it’s not long before people are visiting from all over the UK paying to eat food at the soup kitchen. Food crits give Jimmys a five star review. More restaurants donate their unused food to the soup kitchen where it is sold to paying customers, allowing the soup kitchen to feed many more homeless and help them to find accommodation to help them get back on their feet.

Biblical Connection

My biblical source comes from Matthew 14:13-21 Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand. Jesus used five loaves and two fish supplied by a boy to feed thousands of people. Crowds had followed the word of Jesus, but they did not have enough food to feed everyone. Rather than send the people away. Jesus told the disciples they were to give them something to eat. "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way." So, Jesus took five loaves and the two fish and looking up to Heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. There was enough food for everyone, they all ate and were satisfied.