Give a Christmas FEAST
The festive period is that time of year where you always feel full. Full of good food, full of cheer and laughter. It is a time of year that you associate with togetherness filled with family and friends. It is the most wonderful feeling and one that everyone deserves to experience every year.
Sadly though, not everyone feels full at this time of year. Now more than ever, the most vulnerable in our communities are suffering from food poverty and cannot access the food needed to make up a healthy diet. In 2019, it was estimated that almost two million Londoners were suffering from food poverty, now with the pandemic, the predictions are that this number is even higher. FEAST has been working since 2015 to fight food poverty, reduce food waste and promote a sense of community.
In 2019, an average Christmas meal for eight people costs around £31. This works out at as close to £4 per person. So, this year we are asking you to donate at least £4 to someone during the winter period. We hope that by receiving essential food during the festive period people will feel more connected and know that they are not alone. Your support will allow us to provide individuals who use our service with a Christmas meal this year, and for many years to come.
The festive period is an important time to feel connected and well-fed. However, food poverty is prevalent all year round and so every donation will enable us to ‘Give a FEAST’ to someone that needs it this Christmas and beyond.
How will we use the money raised?
We will use the funds to coordinate our services during the festive period and beyond. The funds will be used to:
- Purchase essential food items, equipment and PPE.
- Coordinate volunteers and supervise the efficient and effective collection of food surplus from suppliers/distributors.
- Train volunteers with food and hygiene certificates so they can facilitate cooking sessions.
- Reimburse volunteer travel expenses.
When it is safe to do so we hope to reintroduce our community meals, this will require essential funding so that we can support our staff and coordinate safe and effective services in more centres than ever before.
We hope you have a lovely FEASTive period.