Covid-19 Response Food Parcels - Oasis Hub Bath

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Covid-19 Response Food Parcels - Oasis Hub Bath

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We want to provide a weekly food parcel delivery service for families in Bath on low incomes, especially those impacted by Coronavirus.

New stretch target

More funding would help us potentially extend the scheme beyond July, and would help us launch our Oasis Pantry, where more families on low incomes could access good quality surplus food for a fraction of the cost. 


WHO WE ARE

Oasis Hub Bath, in collaboration with the Southdown Whiteway Church and Community Partnership, run holidays clubs aimed at providing a fun place to come in the school holidays, with a hot, nutritious meal as part of this, to children and families where finances are under pressure. We call this project ‘Make Lunch’. Due to Coronavirus and the government restrictions on gatherings, we have not been able to run Make Lunch as we normally do and are not sure when we will be able to again.

THE NEED

Many of the families we work with through Make Lunch are the families hit particularly hard by Coronavirus. Tight finances in some cases have become even tighter as many have lost their jobs or seen their hours cut. Access to help and support has also become more challenging with many public services reduced or closed. 

OUR IDEA

In light of all of this we wanted to respond in some way, and through working with both the Salvation Army in Bath and food redistribution charity FareShare South West, we will be providing weekly food parcels for families in contact with us, as well as those referred through other agencies, throughout May – July.

Our weekly food parcel will contain enough food to feed a family for several days. It will contain a range of chilled, fresh and ambient goods. Each parcel will also contain a game or activity of some kind as well as a letter from the team, which will also include details of the a local Covid-19 community helpline (run by 3SG/Third Sector Group in Bath) in case further help and support is needed. 

We have a great team of volunteers who are all ready to go, but what we desperately need now, is funding. We need to pay for equipment such as insulated food bags and PPE for our volunteers. We need to be able to reimburse our volunteers for the miles they will travel delivering food to vulnerable families. We need to pay for the cost of the food. 

We need your help and that’s why we’ve launched this Crowdfunder. Even a small donation will make a big difference, so please give if you can, and share this page as far and wide as possible. 

  • £5 will pay for the petrol costs of a volunteer for a week
  • £10 will pay for a skilled administrator for an hour
  • £15 will pay for the hand sanitiser we need for the volunteers who pack our parcels
  • £25 will purchase a mobile phone that will help us communicate with our drivers
  • £50 will help us purchase an insulated food bag to help us adhere to food safety guidelines
  • £100 will help us top up our food parcels with other essential items each week
  • £250 will pay for our food costs for an entire month!

Let’s make sure that no child in Bath goes hungry because of Coronavirus. Thanks for your help.

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