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Redwing Housing


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This project will only be funded if at least £500 is pledged by 22nd April 2020 at 12:00am

A year of monthly pay-as-you-feel meals for the community in a pop-up-restaurant at Redwing Arts and Social Space in Penzance.

by Roselyne Williams in Penzance, England, United Kingdom

I volunteer with Redwing CIC, a not-for-profit social enterprise arts and social space in Penzance, Cornwall and a new Redwing Housing Cooperative. 

I would like to trial monthly pay-as-you-feel community meals in the art gallery at the Redwing. These will be events where people will be able to socialise and eat healthy food in a relaxed restaurant in a gallery setting without the pressure of a price list. 

Although there are projects locally which provide free food for the homeless I know that there are people who would feel uncomfortable and embarrassed asking for charity and others who are struggling but not necessarily homeless.

There are also people who may be better off financially but who live alone, feel isolated and who do not bother to cook properly just for themselves.

The pay-as-you-feel community meal project will mix things up and remove any stigma and preconceptions as people will donate anonymously what they can for their meal. In addition to eating healthy food, we will be creating a beautiful space where people can look at art, meet new people and socialise. 

What will we do?

The venue is lined up; the homely and attractive art gallery at the Redwing in Penzance is donating it’s space.

We will reduce food waste locally by collecting and using donations of excess food from nearby supermarkets, producers and the community.

Excess food donations are great, but we will need to buy staples 

Our target of £500 will purchase store cupboard essentials which, when put together with the excess food donations, will create delicious plant-based meals.
We will need to purchase cooking and salad oil, pasta, flour, sugar, 

Volunteers will create a pay-as-you-feel pop-up restaurant for up to 20 local people in each month for a year.

We plan to provide a Christmas dinner to people who might otherwise feel lonely at Christmas.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£7 or more

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Veg Box

A box of local vegetables. Collect from the Redwing in Penzance town.

£10 or more

Ten Teas

Vouchers for 10 teas at Cafe de Cuba at the Redwing in Penzance.

£20 or more

Coffee Subscription

vouchers for 10 coffees at Cafe de Cuba at Redwing in Penzance.

£150 or more

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Artist's Short Break in Penzance

Arrive Friday evening, spend up to three nights bed and breakfast for one guest in Penzance, with an opportunity to use the art facilities at Redwing departing Monday morning.

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