Who we are
Keep Cornwall Fed are a catering company with a difference. Established in 2016 by two chefs, our aim is to reduce food waste and prevent food poverty. As event caterers, we cook at weddings, corporate events, festivals and private parties. As a social enterprise, we use the profits from our commercial activity to cook up surplus food donated by our suppliers into healthy meals to feed people living in food poverty.
Our aim is to reduce food waste and prevent food poverty in Cornwall. So far, the profits from our business have enabled us to provide over 4,500 meals to people living in food poverty, distributed through our ever-expanding network of charities and community groups. As chefs, we are also passionate about passing on our cooking skills to the next generation, teaching them about healthy eating and giving them kitchen skills which will benefit them throughout their life.
What have we done?
In our first year in business, we have catered for corporate events, cooked up a street food storm at festivals across the county and provided 3-course a la carte menus for private functions. We topped off 2017 by winning the Cornwall Sustainability Award for Best Managed Micro Business. We source all our food from suppliers within a five-mile radius of our production kitchen, and we've created jobs for local people.
We have worked with over ten Cornish charities and community groups throughout the year, providing them with food, cooking skills workshops and/or training. We have travelled to Germany and Calais, donating time and food to feeding people in food poverty there, as well as learning how to provide thousands of meals at a time and impact even more people. We have donated over 4,500 meals here in Cornwall and diverted nearly a tonne of surplus food from landfill.
In order to impact even more people and prevent food poverty in the future, we want to expand what we do in two ways:
1. Teaching the next generation
This crowdfunder will help us create a six-week programme for schools and youth clubs to teach children how to cook and eat healthily and on a budget. As well as providing valuable life skills, teaching children how to cook can prevent food poverty in the future, improve employability and increase self-esteem and confidence.
2. Increasing our reach
To feed even more people, we are planning a community food cook-up, engaging volunteers from across Cornwall to come together over a weekend to bulk-cook thousands of meals from surplus food for distribution across Cornwall. Working on a Disco Soup model, such as those we have previously run at Eden Project, this fun foodie event will not only reduce food waste but create community cohesion as we come together as a county to help those who live amongst us who are most in need.
Every penny that we receive through this crowdfunder campaign really will reduce food waste and prevent food poverty in Cornwall!
Of course it's all about the food for our rewards!
Pledge £20 and you and three friends can enjoy a freshly cooked wood-fired pizza overlooking the beautiful harbour and tallships at our summer pop-up at The Historic Port of Charlestown.
Pledge £300 and we will provide big pan catering for up to 30 people at a venue of your choice in Cornwall, any time between September 2018 until April 2019, subject to date availability.
Pledge £500 and we will provide big pan catering for up to 50 people at a venue of your choice in Cornwall, any time between September 2018 until April 2019, subject to date availability.
Pledge £500 and we will offer you an exclusive sponsorship package that includes advertising your business at our venues, pop up events and festivals, across our social media platforms and website. We would actively promote your business in whichever way you felt would be best for you.