Local Food Takeaway Project

by thetakeawayproject in Bridport

We did it
On 18th November 2015 we successfully raised £6,660 with 167 supporters in 28 days

A community-run project putting local food on the takeaway menu and providing space for educational workshops and pop-up restaurants.

by thetakeawayproject in Bridport

New stretch target

Wow! We've exceeded our target - thank you so much for you support so far! 

For the last day of our campaign we have 20 personally signed copies of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's new River cottage book 'Love your Leftovers' to give away to the first people to pledge £25 or more.

Show your support, give us a big push over the finish line and bag a christmas present at the same time!

Please leave your name so Hugh knows who to sign it to.

More support means we'll have even more funds for our educational food workshops, equipment and marketing so everyone knows when and where they can visit the food bus and enjoy tasty local food takeaways.

Keep sharing! Keep pledging! Let's hit this next target!

Locally grown food will soon be on Bridport’s takeaway menu and it needs the community’s support! The Local Food Takeaway Project, an initiative launched by Bridport-based Stir To Action, is crowdfunding support for an ethically sourced and nutritious fast food alternative.



Our Story

A team of West Dorset locals are reviving an old catering vehicle, formerly the Real Food Van, by turning it into a community asset and 'incubator' for new and young entrants to the food business. The vehicle was kindly donated by a local farming co-operative (PEPC) and, with support from CLS Dorset and Ros Kayes, the vehicle has been serviced and repaired.


Our Project

To transform our catering vehicle into a space for educational workshops and pop-up restaurants we need your help! This includes support for an interior conversion of the vehicle, purchase of catering equipment, removing the peeling artwork and replacing it with our new identity, covering our first year commerical tax and insurance, and providing basic training to our new members.




Who We are

We are a diverse mix of local chefs from places such as River Cottage HQ, Trill Farm and secret pop-up supper club Bearkat. We are also food educators, food suppliers (Charmouth Dragon), charities (Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset) and community organisations (Stir To Action) based in West Dorset.


Who owns it?

The project will be a Co-operative Community Interest Company, meaning that it is owned and controlled by its members: chefs, young caterers, food educators and other non-profits who use food for social purpose. It also means that the vehicle has an 'asset lock' to protect it from being sold for the personal profit by any member of the co-operative. That locks it in for social purpose, for ever!


What are the funds for?

  • Interior conversion (£1500)
  • Catering equipment (£2000)
  • Exterior Art Wrap (£1000)
  • First year's commerical tax and insurance (£1000)
  • Basic training (£500)


What you can expect

  • Fresh, locally sourced ingredients on every plate
  • Sustainable fish and chips
  • A waste food cafe
  • A variety of flavours and cuisine, including vegetarian and vegan options not often found at takeaways


All of your support will not go unrewarded...

You could find yourself on a forage, part of a cookery club, or having a local food takeaway served at your event by member-chefs from River Cottage HQ and Trill Farm. You can grab a ticket to our launch, become a founding supporter and get a monthly takeaway for a year, or get the vehicle's original artwork by Edd Baldry on a t-shirt or tote bag.


Thanks for the support and see you on the road!








This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A huge thank you for supporting our project!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A takeaway meal and your name on the vehicle!

£15 or more

33 of 50 claimed

£15 Reward

An invite to our launch party (planned for spring 2016) and your first drink! And your name on the vehicle!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

An invite to our launch party, our first ever takeaway food and your first drink! And your name on the vehicle!

£35 or more

9 of 50 claimed

£35 Reward

A tote bag with original artwork from the takeaway vehicle (by Edd Baldry), plus an invite to our launch party, our first ever takeaway food and your first drink! And your name on the vehicle!

£50 or more

17 of 50 claimed

£50 Reward

A t-shirt (+tote bag) with original artwork, plus an invite to our launch party, our first ever takeaway food and your first drink! And your name on the vehicle!

£100 or more

17 of 20 claimed

£100 Reward

A ticket to forage, cook and feast with chef Chris Onions from The Old Dairy at Trill farm and chef Andy Tyrrell from River Cottage HQ. You’ll spend an afternoon in West Dorset gathering wild ingredients, learning and being part of the preparation. Then you'll relax into an evening of feasting with your new friends.

£250 or more

2 of 15 claimed

£250 Reward

Become a founding supporter of the Takeaway Project and enjoy a monthly takeaway for a whole year! And your name on the vehicle!

£500 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

Book the Takeaway Project for your event! Catering for up to 40 people and within six miles of Bridport. And your name on the vehicle!

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