Thursday Club - Cost of Living Crisis Support

by Solihull Hebrew Congregation Thursday Club in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Thursday Club - Cost of Living Crisis Support

Total raised £4,580

raised so far

+ est. £62.50 Gift Aid

11

supporters

To enable us to continue supporting vulnerable and elderly people during the cost of living crisis.

by Solihull Hebrew Congregation Thursday Club in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Reaching our bonus will allow us to expand the services that we provide reaching even more people.


Who are we?

The Solihull Thursday Club was established in 2003. Most of the work is carried out by a by a dedicated team of volunteers which serves to keep overheads to a minimum. Our aim is to encourage the elderly to reintegrate into Society thus improving their overall quality of life and health. We run a food bank providing food parcels and fresh meals to those struggling with food poverty. Our visitors receive a freshly cooked, nutritious three course meal and we run activities to teach how to cook on a budget and reduce food wastage.
The excellence of our work was recognised with the award of The Queen's Award for Voluntary Services.

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Community impact

Our aim is to ensure that no one needs to go hungry due to inability to source food. We aim to reduce wastage by teaching how to budget and cook efficiently and provide support in the form of food from our food bank and meals where neccesary.

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Why are we crowdfunding?

We have faced massive rises in our costs over the past year. Our heating and lighting bill has tripled. The costs of the raw materials that we use to produce our meals has in some case quadrupled. This is directly impacting on our ability to operate. The number of people turning to us for help has also increased and we don't want to have to turn anyone away.

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How we’ll spend the money raised

To enable us to provide fresh meals for vulnerable and elderly people as part of out Home but not Alone Project. To enable to continue to run our food bank.To enable us to continue to run our weekly Thursday Club for senior citizens and provide education about food preparation, food wastage and bugeting.. We have been running the Thursday Club since 2005 and the Home but not Alone project since March 2020 and are facing challenges due to the increased cost of the food.

To enable us to continue offer a warm hub.
We will use the extra funding to hep cover the increased cost of food supplies and gas and electric.

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