Second Bite - Fighting Food Poverty

by Second Bite Project in North Shields, England, United Kingdom

Second Bite - Fighting Food Poverty
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To help vulnerable and long term unemployed back into work through catering and education and to stamp out food poverty for all.

by Second Bite Project in North Shields, England, United Kingdom



It is rare that a single charity can address TWO of society’s important problems simultaneously.

  • Food poverty is a growing concern in the UK. You just need to look at the news to see the number of food banks and the attendance at them to appreciate this.
  • Teaching disadvantaged people new skills to improve their self-esteem and their employability skills knowledge is another; allowing them to enter or re-enter the work place.

Uniquely, the Second Bite End Hunger Initiative in collaboration with Cedarwood Trust, the Second Bite Academy and Evan’s Restaurants focuses on both of these issues at the same time.


The End Hunger initiative is delivered by students from the Second Bite Catering Academy. Evan’s donates their working restaurant premises and their staff to provide a “restaurant takeover” by the students and trains them as front of house and kitchen staff. Working with professional chefs and servers, they gain invaluable practical knowledge of the catering industry. Coupled with the classroom coursework provided by the Second Bite Academy, the students gain the necessary qualifications to pursue a career in catering.


However, the added benefit is that the resulting nutritious, restaurant quality meals are served free of charge to Cedarwood Trust clients, either in the restaurant during the takeover or as frozen meals delivered to them afterwards.


The initiative currently provides an average of 40 meals per day. Through this initiative we totally change the perception and culture of the whole of the food poverty.


We have much more to do.


We have an ambition to greatly increase the number of “restaurant takeovers” to help even more people – both to train students and provide meals. To achieve this objective, we need funds and this is where you can help.


A single donation can go a long way to ensuring that we can continue this valuable work to train and feed disadvantaged local people.

We would also be interested in offering sponsorship opportunities to your company. Individual restaurant takeovers, either single or on a defined frequency could be branded with your company name, giving you the exposure that you deserve for supporting this initiative.

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