Who are we?
EcoSwap is a CIC that runs Bognor Community Pantry as a long term project. We collect, prepare and redistribute food that has been saved from going to waste.
We are seeing a large increase in the numbers of service users needing support with food, mostly due to the cost of rising household and food bills. More people are coming in to pick up bits from the pantry and even more are searching for longer term fixes.
We are not able to supply people with a long term fix but what we can do is try everything possible to collect, prepare and supply even more food for our community to support them through the hardest times.
Why are we crowdfunding?
As with everyone, our energy bills are climbing and are becoming hard to afford.
The plan is to put £500 towards a new fridge freezer, with a good energy rating to combat energy costs.
Money over that will go towards the cost of the 4+ freezers and 3+ fridges that we have running to be able to support our community and the cost of fuel for collections.
For so many people, the support from smaller pantries is vital to keeping families bellies full and bins empty. No one should be relying on free food to be able to eat but all the time there is a need, we will continue doing everything we can to help💚