What's Brussel Helpt?

Brussel Helpt is BRUZZ’s annual solidarity action, in collaboration with the Brussels community centers. This year, Brussel Helpt raises money for the non-profit Straatverplegers and organizes their fifth edition of 'The World’s Biggest Spaghetti Meal'.

The World’s Biggest Spaghetti Meal'.

The World’s Biggest Spaghetti Meal? We are talking about small and large spaghetti plates all over Brussels, made by Brussels organizations and by Brusselaars. And it is all in one day: Saturday, November 25. On that day we will turn Brussels (and its surroundings) into one big spaghetti party!

You can participate by eating spaghetti at one of the many locations, or by making spaghetti yourself and let Brusselaars enjoy your cooking.


The charity of Brussel Helpt 2023: Straatverplegers

Those who have a roof over their heads are sometimes shocked when they find out how many people do not. So were two young nurses who, in 2005, were horrified by the number of homeless people in Brussels. Together, they decided that same year to set up " Straatverplegers vzw" and do something about it.
Over the years, the non-profit organization developed a methodology focused on hygiene and health to connect with the most vulnerable, homeless people. In 2011, housing also became an important aspect of the socio-medical organization's work. "We believe homelessness is not inevitable," says communications manager Koen Van den Broeck. "There are always solutions. Through our trajectory - which consists of several phases of follow-up, we try to help the most vulnerable among us find a roof."

Another challenge for Straatverplegers  is to prevent people from ending up on the street. "That's another thing we focus on. It is partly the final stage of our counseling program, but also partly prevention. After all, we often work with people who are teetering on the edge and at risk of ending up on the street. That's what we try to prevent."

To guarantee their operation, however, they need support. You can support the Straatverplegers' dream by participating in The World's Largest Spaghetti Meal.