Covid-19 Emergency Food Boxes- Xmas initiative

by Robin Markland in Falmouth, England, United Kingdom

Covid-19 Emergency Food Boxes- Xmas initiative

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Covid-19 Emergency food boxes to be delivered during December and January, providing Family size Veg boxes to those most in need

by Robin Markland in Falmouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Provide additional food boxes to more people and open the Community Heart Hub and fundraising shop.


Covid-19 Emergency food boxes. To be delivered during December and January.

Help us to provide Family size Veg boxes to those most in need. They are packed with a well balanced amount of locally sourced fresh fruit and vegetables, ensuring that the most vulnerable in our communities; The elderly, those with pre-existing medical conditions, families with young children in food poverty, people who have lost their jobs and those who are Self Isolating - aren't hungry during these dramatic times which no one knows how long will last for.  All we do know is that we must act now.

Every £20 will sponsor an emergency Veg Box which will allow vulnerable people to enjoy preparing their own meals in their homes, at the correct portions to their own taste - ensuring that nothing is wasted. 

The Emergency food box initiative we run last spring was the first of its kind in the UK and it was a huge success.

We delivered 3 tonnes of fresh food to our communities most vulnerable; the elderly, families in food poverty and other vulnerable people in isolation.

Every box makes a massive difference... A 90 year old lady said ''Its the nicest thing anyone has every done for me'' and I have seen children literally in tears at their doors when I have delivered the boxes as they are so happy.

For vulnerable families in isolation the fresh food boxes offer an opportunity to cook healthy meals together and experiment with new types of vegetables and fruits and to their own taste and portion size.

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Crucially, food to the door reduces the need for people to leave their homes during these most pivotal times where it is crucial that people stay in a much as possible. Each box has enough fresh food for 7 days, but it is obviously far more than that - I have witnessed that they really are a rainbow delivered to their door and a much needed boost to help alleviate isolation fatigue and an expression of solidarity.

They are carefully delivered to where they are needed, strictly adhering to all safeguarding measures. We have completed a thorough risk assessment and have purchased appropriate insurance to cover the initiative.

The local area has high numbers of elderly, those on low wages or working in the hospitality or art's/ music trades, meaning we will be hit harder than most other areas in the UK.

Please sponsor a box today and more if you can

Feel free to message us through the crowdfunder link above or via -

email; communityheart.cic@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/heartfalmouth/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1071302193230372/permalink/1115627865464471

                                            Join us for the greatest good.

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