Shiva Food Project

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Shiva Food Project

Total raised £7,187

raised so far

+ est. £378.50 Gift Aid



We will provide pop up cafes for families on low income, the elderly and anyone struggling to make ends meet to support the local community

We're still collecting donations

On the 11th April 2022 we'd raised £5,639 with 38 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

We will organise a festival for the local community in Lancashire. We will have lots of activities, entertainment and Multi cultural food to share. We hope this event will be an annual event full of love and kindness.

We are raising funds for our community fridge project based in Rawtenstall at the Unitarian Church on bank street .The funds raised will be used to purchase food and the general everyday cost related to the community  fridge .Thank you to everyone who has donated to our community cafe project which raised £6700 in total .

Please Help families on low income, the elderly and anyone struggling living on the margins of society. Now more then ever, they need your Help. They are alone, and isolated; suffering with the aftermath of the pandemic. Help us to provide them with a sense of community, Help us bring them closer together with like minded people, Bring them out of isolation so they can enjoy life even if just for a few hours to alleviate their suffering and loneliness. Help us to help them to feel loved and cared for, and like they matter. Let’s Make a Difference Together today! We at Shiva trust charity have been supporting people with food for 18 years. Through a Food Van , Food Parcels delivered to the door, Supermarket vouchers and Pop up Cafes. We have been providing pop up cafes for 10 of those 18 years. We are good at what we do; and we provide a multitude of opportunities for people to get their basic needs met. We always have activities and chances to talk and share with others. We have always felt lots of love at our events and now more than ever we feel that Shiva Pop Up Cafe's are needed. Post pandemic a wave of tales of isolation, depression and mental health problems are emerging. On the flip side, people have been taking stock of their life styles, priorities for people are changing. We have seen a stronger  sense of the need for a community. People need support to transition to a new way of being .

We will use the money raised to hold cafes in Lancashire, provide signposting and referral information for food parcels and poverty related relief support, such as energy vouchers and community groups. We will be finding lots of different venues for our pop up cafes. We usually hold three cafes in the same venue over a three month period. This allows people to get to know each other and socialise. As we move from venue to venue our crowd usually follows us and at the last venue we are usually over subscribed and Filled to the rafters.

Our first cafe will be for 60 elderly people from Burnley wood and Rosehill. With the support of local residents Tracy, Jeff, Phil and the Burnley miners team. This is a follow on from a Christmas party we held for the elderly 2021.

We do what we do for the love of Shiva and how he teaches us to support the People living on the fringes of our society.

We will also be introducing wellness sessions for the community, these will involve Yoga, Meditation and healthy eating programmes. These activities will be activities to relieve stress, the symptoms of depression and encourage a beneficiaries to be more physically healthy.

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This project offered rewards

£10 or more

Big thank you on our Social Media accounts

We will thank you on our social media for your kind donation to this worthy project .

£30 or more

Big shout out

We will give you a Big shout out at one of our cafes, and toast a drink to you.

£50 or more

Plant a Fruit Tree

We will plant an apple, pear or plum tree in our new orchard that is being developed on our 26 acre farm site. This tree will be dedicated to the person of your choice with a named banner. The fruit from this tree will feed people on low incomes and/or our sanctuary animals.

£70 or more

10 trees planted

We will plant 10 trees for your donation at Shiva Trust's farm in Lancashire .

£250 or more

Official sponsor of one of our cafes .

You will be one of our cafe dedicated sponsors.You will be mentioned on literature and social media posts .You will be the official sponsor of one of our cafes

£400 or more

Farm experience day

A farm experience for a family of 4. Get involved with mucking out animals, preparing and serving food at meal times, Cross country John Deere gator ride around the land and meet the animals tour with Eesha. The animals we have at the farm at the moment are highland cows, sheep, horses, pigs, dogs, cats, ducks and chickens.

£1,000 or more

Clamping weekend

A Glamping weekend for a family of 4 at Rossendale holiday cottages .

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