The story so far...
Roots Coffee is a community coffee shop based in Kingsholm and for the last 8 years (along with selling the best coffee and cake in Gloucester!) we've been seeking ways to see people thrive, relieve social isolation and make an environmental impact where we live!
As we looked around Kingsholm and came out of the pandemic we asked ourselves, "How can we step into making an even greater impact in the coming years?" and from that questions Roots Refills was born!
We believe that great food shouldn’t cost the earth, food waste is unacceptable, and that no child should go to bed hungry in our neighbourhood. To that end, Roots Refills will look to radically change the way food is bought, eaten and shared in Kingsholm!
As the next chapter in the Roots story we're looking to build on our success and reputation in the city by playing our part in tackling two of the biggest challenges facing our community: the cost of living crisis and the climate emergency.
We are creating a beautiful, affordable and sustainable refill shop in the warehouse space behind our community coffee shop where we will do three things:
- Provide a viable local alternative for residents of Gloucester who want to shop plastic free
- Partner with other local organisations to tackle rising levels of food poverty in our neighbourhood and our city
- Educate the next generation about the problem of plastic waste, the climate emergency and what they can do about it.
Roots Refills is (and always will be!) a team effort! We all have a part to play in bringing this project to life.
The project is being steered, planned and coordinated by a team of local boffins, entrepreneurs and experts all giving their time and knowledge for free to make sure the shop is a success.
We're also a community project, run by the community and with the support of the community. Roots Refills will be no different! We can't do this without your support.
To transform the back warehouse into a beautiful shop space we are raising £40,128 (precisely...). We hope to raise £10,000 towards from this campaign with the balance coming from local grants and our local partners.
If you want to see this shop opening in Gloucester, reducing the amount of single use plastic in the system and helping families in need please give generously to this Crowdfunder!
Thank you so much!