UK’s first vending machine for homeless people launches.
Installed in Nottingham in December, it contains water, food, hygiene items and books, and can be accessed by homeless people around the clock via key cards.
It looks like an ordinary vending machine, but this one doesn’t only stock crisps, chocolate and sweets. Its shelves are lined with water, energy bars, sandwiches and fresh fruit – but socks, sanitary towels, books and toothbrushes too. And it’s not designed for commuters on the move, or gym-goers eyeing a quick snack, but to supply rough sleepers with essential items, around the clock, seven days a week.