Bridging the Gap at Monkey Park

by monkeypark in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £540

£4,000 target 42 days left
13% 10 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 28th July 2024 at 12:00pm

Monkey Park has been a thriving community hub for 9 years. We'll build an affordable food pantry & reopen our cafe for donations based meals

by monkeypark in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Monkey Park is a much-loved and thriving community owned hub in Chesterfield. For nearly nine years we have gathered people from across Chesterfield to support each other, eat in our affordable cafe and access volunteer led community services. 

Recently our community cafe had to close because our partner charity no longer had the resources to staff it. When the café closed, we started running events and groups to ask our community what was most needed now in our area.

People have responded to explain that the cost of living crisis is now pushing many households to their limits. For people on their own this becomes worse, as they sometimes have no-one who they can turn for support. Loneliness makes life even more difficult for some people.

Our leadership committee have decided to reopen the cafe as a place for local people to have a healthy meal for cost of a donation. There will be a food pantry at Monkey Park which will provide affordable access to surplus / unwanted food for the community.

 We are looking forward to people popping in all day to gather, support each other and use the Internet. There will be hot food prepared by volunteers and served at mealtimes in large stockpots. The objective is for everyone to eat with their neighbours, continuing the process of community building and creating sociable mealtimes.

We need help to set up and make this project happen. Can you help Monkey Park by making a donation? Things that we need to fund include:
- fitting out the old bike workshop as a food-safe space
 - buying equipment for batch cooking, storage & safe serving of hot meals

Thank you for your support

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£30 or more

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A seat at a themed popup restaurant

You can join one of a number of themed three course social meals to meet other neighbours and enjoy glorious food together.

£10 or more

Join our social meals

Please donate and you can join our social meals without giving a further donation.

£50 or more

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Help to steer the project

Join a private social dinner party, where you will meet the community volunteers who lead Monkey Park Community Hub and can provide your own views & feedback on our direction.

£100 or more

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Buy a brick!

You can buy a brick for Monkey Park to support this project. We're creating a mural of the project's major supporters and your name, your family or your company can be on it. Just support us our journey with £100 and your donation will be recognised permanently in the Monkey Park Community Hub.

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