We are a group of volunteers providing hot meals to local Adur residents on a "pay what you can afford" community cafe model. We are a Community Interest Company (CIC). Covid has resulted in an increased uptake in using foodbanks and what's missing is access to fresh, healthy food. In addition, (due to social distancing at schools) many children aren't receiving a free hot, school meal - only a packed lunch. We know many children rely on this daily, hot meal. This is where we want to help. We offer a once a week, healthy hot meal and pudding to every person at the cafe.
We are all volunteers and need help to cover start-up costs such as rent of hall, pots, utensils, fridge, private indemnity insurance, food costs and other equipment.
We shall be a takeaway to start with, but our venue allows for large group seatings and we wish to move to this. We will eventually offer a sit-down meal and build the larger community vision we have in mind. This will involve inter-generational communication, music, inspirational talks, and ping-pong, etc.
Community cohesion was so strong throughout lockdown, we now wish to build upon this and taking this further to leave a lasting legacy of a strong, community bond.
Thanks for your support!