Edinburgh Food Social- Community Christmas

by Edinburgh Food Social in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


raised in 54 days



We will ensure as many folk as possible have a happy Christmas by providing a nutritious Christmas dinner, after what has been a tough year.

by Edinburgh Food Social in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We will be able to cook even more meals, as well as offering crackers to pull on the day and shopping vouchers to be popped into our packages.

What are we doing?

Many people in Edinburgh aren't in a position to provide a traditional Christmas dinner for their families this year. We’re going to ensure as many folk as possible have a happy Christmas by providing just that.

But we need your help - with a donation of £5 you can cover the cost of one delicious, nutritious Christmas meal. Our goal is £5000, but we aim to create as many of these meals as we can so every penny counts.

Why are we doing this?

Having founded the Food for Good coalition in March 2020, we ended up cooking 65,000 meals for those in need during the COVID lockdown. This was an incredible journey and we were honoured to have worked with such incredible partner organisations and to be able to have supported people in a time that many felt helpless.

We are excited about injecting a real buzz back into our community kitchen to provide a delicious, nutritious Christmas dinner for those who need it after what has been an incredibly tough year.

We are committed to supporting local growers and suppliers as well as providing work for displaced chefs and helping our local communities during this time.

We have now offered our support to a number of fantastic Edinburgh organisations including Empty Kitchens Full Hearts, Fresh Start and The Venchie to provide turkey and all of the trimmings to folk in communities across Edinburgh's four localities.

Not only will we be able to offer a tasty Christmas dinner, but also secure work and meals for a number of chefs who would otherwise have no support this Christmas.

We need your help too!

With a donation of £5 you would cover the cost of one meal. Although our goal is £5000, we aim to create as many of these meals as we can so every penny counts.

What’s for dinner?

Your contribution will help provide;

  • Scottish turkey breast, cooked and served with gravy
  • Herby organic roast potatoes
  • Roasted organic root vegetables with honey and mustard
  • Hearty greens
  • Pigs in blankets
  • Oatmeal and herb stuffing balls
  • Christmas pudding with fresh custard

(any dietaries will be looked after too!)

These will be boxed up in our compostable sugar-cane packaging and tied with a ribbon, all ready to go!

We would also appreciate it if you could share our crowdfunding campaign on your socials, to help us reach more people.

We thank you in advance for your contribution to ensuring that those in our community have access to the nourishing, locally produced, tasty food that they deserve.

Take care,

Steve, Kirsty, Marilyn, Ale and the team at EFS x

Let's make 'Edinburgh Food Social- Community Christmas' happen

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