UPDATE 18TH JUNE 2020
Thanks to YOUR support we have extended our free community meal service by 7 weeks and are now funded to run it until the end of July 2020. By then YOU will have contributed to providing over 44,000 meals to households struggling to access food during the COVID19 crisis. THANKYOU.
But the situation does not end here.
Any donations received on this page after the £88K mark we will put towards an extended community response to address the longer term impacts of COVID-19. We will consult with the community and partner organisations to establish what is most needed. That might be more hot meals, structural or financial support of grassroots community food services and banks, more online cookery services and food skills classes, or other ideas and provisions co-created with the community.
We will keep you updated on how this plan takes shapes. In the mean time, stay safe and well.
UPDATE MAY 2020
The more money we raise, the more people we can provide meals for during the COVID19 crisis. We are currently providing 420 meals a day and are on track to soon increase this to 500 meals per day. To maintain this level of service for 3 months will cost £90K. Can you help us to keep fundraising so we can secure this vital service?
We know the service is saving lives. One meal recipient told us when our meals arrived it was the first food in the household for 3 days. On another occasion our bicycle courier was able to identify an elder who had fallen and needed rushing to hospital. And our welfare callers (a volunteer who calls after the meals have been delivered) have telephoned ambulances on multiple occasions. This service is so much more than food. Its a life line. Please help us to help even more people during the COVID-19 crisis.