Can you help us to supply struggling Plymouth families with fresh food to serve for Christmas dinner? That's what the 'Christmas in a Box' idea is all about.
The idea began with Nat Tallents, Executive Chef at The Box Kitchen & Bar, who was reflecting on what a hard year this had been for many people, especially with Covid-19.
Nat explains: "This year has been such a hard one for many people and it
really struck a chord with me how difficult Christmas will be for a lot of
I was driving to work one day, listening to the radio
and I heard that around 10,000 people in Plymouth won’t get a
Christmas dinner this year. That number stuck in my head.
I went to my bosses
at Fosters Event Catering and the wonderful team at The Box, pitched my idea and we came up
with 'Christmas in a Box'. It's a ready to cook box of tasty ingredients with recipes, to feed a family of 4 or even 6 if there’s
lots of little people.
The goal is to create 2,500 boxes using fresh and store cupboard ingredients from local suppliers to be sent
out to the local community by our distribution partner organisations.
2,500 boxes will feed at least 10,000 people.
That’s the only Christmas present I want this year."
Food poverty has been high on the agenda and in the news all too often during 2020. This is a chance to help make a difference here in Plymouth. The Box Foundation has joined forces with Nat and Fosters to help make this Christmas wish come true, alongside the support of distribution partners including Plymouth Community Homes and Plymouth City Council.
Leader of Plymouth City Council, Councillor Tudor Evans OBE, has voiced his support for this campaign: "With produce from local suppliers and Nat and the team at The Box Kitchen & Bar, we've got all the right ingredients to help thousands of people enjoy their Christmas Dinner this year. All we need now Plymouth, is you".
Some exclusive and wonderful 'money can't buy' rewards are on offer for those able to make major donations.
We are immensely grateful to anyone who is able to make a contribution of any size to the 'Christmas in a Box' appeal and welcome your support in helping to bring much needed food to Christmas dinner tables this year.
All donations for the 'Christmas in a Box' campaign will be managed by The Box Foundation (registered UK charity no 1187138).