Covid 19 - Community Meal Service

by Caring Cooks of Jersey in Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom

We did it
On 16th April 2020 we successfully raised £12,842 ( + est. £200.50 Gift Aid ) with 130 supporters in 28 days

Help Caring Cooks feed our most vulnerable Islanders with a hot and nutritious meal service, during the Covid-19 crisis.

by Caring Cooks of Jersey in Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom

WHO WE ARE 

Caring Cooks is a Jersey registered charity who normally support children and young people in Jersey between birth and 18, to access nutritious food at school, at home and in the community. 

We do this through collaborative programmes of support and education to deliver our grow, cook, eat ethos across the Island which has a positive impact on their eating habits and encourages a life-long approach to good nutrition. 

HOW WE ARE CHANGING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR ISLAND

Given the rapidly progressing outbreak of Covid-19 in Jersey, we will begin to see fewer people being able to access nutritious food every day, which is very worrying particularly at a time when healthy food is pivotal to help with building immunity and fighting disease.  

There will also be many who may lose their jobs or be facing serious financial difficulties and also people who are already experiencing health problems such as cancer or compromised immune systems and are even more anxious about their future.  This is where we come in; we are going back to our roots, of caring and cooking.

THE PLAN

In the coming few weeks, we will be extending our remit for care and support beyond just families with children, to all Islanders in need during these difficult times.   

From our Eat Safe rated kitchen, our team of Chefs will prepare, cook and deliver nutritious and tasty meals to our Islands’ most vulnerable people, 6 days a week; extending our existing meal service which is currently only 1 day a week.   

We will be working with our existing referrers, schools and other agencies to identify those most in need and will be working with the Government of Jersey and volunteers from across the Island to co-ordinate distribution, using non-contact methods of delivery to communities and doorsteps.  If needed we can also then refer people who need further assistance with other things to other service providers.  

The more money we raise, the more meals we can make and deliver.   

THE ASK

We need to raise at least £15,000 to enable this to happen and quickly support those most in need.  The health of our Island is everyone's responsibility so please support us and donate today.

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

Got an idea like this?

Over £200 million has been raised from our crowd to support the projects they love! Plus tens of millions more unlocked by our partners.