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Community Food Partnership

by Mike Black in Bootle, England, United Kingdom

Community Food Partnership
We did it
On 22nd April 2020 we successfully raised £460 with 27 supporters in 49 days

Individuals and families who suffer from hardship and poverty can buy heavily discounted food and can be signposted to required services.

by Mike Black in Bootle, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The 4,800 is to set up one Community Food Partnership within Bootle, but once that is running successfully, the intention to open up 2 more.


Food Banks have been the life blood for many poverty effected individuals and families for over a decade, but it is time for change. In our lifetime, unfortunately, there will still need to a place in our communities where free food has to be available. 

BUT -

There has to be a movement away  from the 'hand-out' system into the 'hand-up' method. 

Giving someone a free shop feeds them for a week, teach them how to budget there monies and allow them to enjoy a heavily discounted shopping experience (with advice on recipes etc) and they can feed themselves and family for years.  

Members of the CFP will do a 'shop' by pay £3.50 and receive approximately £15 worth of food (and if available household goods).    

Add to this shopping experience there will be access to a number of helpful services, provided by a number organisations and charities, that they can be signposted to, and you have a really useful and genuine community activity with a multitude of benefits.

The great thing about a CFP is that it can be held in a market, shop, community centre, even moblie or pop-up, anywhere that people can access the food stock etc on a weekly basis.   

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£14 or more

0 of 100 claimed

One free 'shop'

Everyone involved can experience the CFP in progress, they can do a free 'shop'. These means they will get approximately £15.00 worth of shopping back for their pledge, so its costs nothing, and at the same time is actually funding the CFP by making it sustainable. If a pledger does not want to do a free shop, they will know they have helped feed an individual or family for a month (4 weeks).

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