We Need Each Other Now - COVID-19 Emergency

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We Need Each Other Now - COVID-19 Emergency

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Project by Sarah Bentley

£51,225

raised of £50,000 stretch target

1335

supporters
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th April 2020 at 7:00am

Help community cookery school Made In Hackney feed society's most vulnerable and keep our charity going during the COVID-19 crisis.

New stretch target

The more money we raise the more people we can feed, stay connected to and support during the COVID-19 crisis. 


We need each other now! This is an emergency crowdfunder from Made In Hackney in response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

WHO WE ARE

Made In Hackney is a fully plant-based community cookery school and charity that has changed the lives of 15,000 Londoners. Through our free to attend programme of community cookery classes, training and celebration parties, we empower people with the skills to lead healthier, happier more connected lives. 

We work with society's most vulnerable but inspiring people. Young carers, low income families, adults with educational needs, the elderly, people with long term health challenges, the hearing and sight impaired , young people in care, hostel residents and women's refuge residents to name just some of our incredible family. 

THE CRISIS

Right now both the future of Made In Hackney, and the health of our most vulnerable community members is in jeopardy. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the elderly, isolated and people with compromised immune systems are worried about going to the shops to buy food. Many people are watching their livelihoods collapse. A lot of people are struggling already. People could go hungry. A lot of people. 

Made In Hackney wants to tackle this situation - but we need your help right now. 

THE PLAN

Using our 5 star hygiene rated kitchen we want to switch our services to a FREE food home delivery service - taking healthy, nourishing food direct to the doorsteps of our most vulnerable community members. 

We have a kitchen, team of chefs and incredible coordination team ready to get stuck in, and an amazing community network to help us identify those who need this service most.  Which let's face it, could be a lot of us. 

The food will be prepared in our kitchen in small teams. Our friendly, non-contact couriers will deliver by bicycle direct to people's doorsteps, ask how they're coping and if they need any other support. If needed we will then refer - immediately - to other service providers or local people for intervention. In some areas community food champions will be recruited to receive multiple meals to be delivered on foot, making use of existing community networks. 

The more money we raise, the more meals we can make and deliver. 

THE ASK

We need to raise £30K - quickly - so we can pull this off. 

We need each other now - let's come together to make this happen. 

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