We did it
On 18th December 2020 we successfully raised £7,145 with 75 supporters in 28 days

Help us reach our £8k stretch target so we can start doing good things in our community as soon as possible!

by Stir It Up Busy Family Recipe Box in Brentford, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Reaching our stretch target means we can explore developing an online platform so other towns can replicate the project.


We feel your pain when it comes to family mealtimes...

We know how difficult it is to make sure your family is eating enough of their 5 a day, especially when you don’t have time to shop let alone chop. Add this to the fact most children are pickier than a giant panda and you’ve got an energy-sapping challenge on your hands.

So what are we doing about it?

In early Spring 2021, we’re launching a recipe box, bursting with fresh produce, delivered to your door. Every box contains ingredients for 3 meals that will each feed 4 hungry mouths. Our recipe boxes have three BIG differences...


Our recipes family-friendly, so you can all sit down and eat together (well sometimes it’s nice!)

We'll source our fresh organic produce locally where we can, so that it’s both seasonal and boosting local projects and charities, as well as reinvesting in the local economy. 

We promise there'll be minimal packaging, you can add your own store cupboard ingredients like salt, cheese and milk.

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                  We need your help to raise £6000 to launch our project. 

The quicker we hit the ground running, the quicker we can start supporting our community.

  • to buy the ingredients for our first 200 boxes
  • To ensure that we can deliver free recipes boxes to families in our area hardest hit by COVID 
  • To help us recruit and train local people to be part of our business

WHY SUPPORT US?

We want to transform the way local families buy, cook and think about food. We want to disrupt the supermarket-controlled food system by offering a UK-sourced, sustainable choice that keeps money in the local economy.

We want to show that our company can be well-managed and profitable without exploiting people or planet and once established, we want to be a significant local employer.

We believe everyone has the right to good food and we're dedicated to reinvesting our profits to improve access to organic vegetables for those who need it most in our community.

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OUR MANIFESTO

  • We are a community interest company, which means we put people over profit. Our profits will be reinvested to make our community stronger and more resilient.
  • We will pay our suppliers. partners and employees fairly and decently.
  • We aim to make access to local, organic produce cheaper and easier than it is currently and source from UK farmers.
  • We’re aiming for as little waste as possible, so we won’t be using unnecessary packaging.

THE FUTURE

We would really love to set up a network of recipe box delivery services across the UK, owned and run locally, using produce from local farms and community groups. Watch this space!

Help us to help local families eat better food!

ABOUT ME

1605610321_jacquie-712x1024.jpgI'm a working mum who has been teaching children and their parents how to cook veg-packed food for 5 years: in schools, children’s centres and all kinds of settings. My ambition has always been to get families cooking a little more often, mostly with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. I've launched local healthy eating campaigns and run a busy Instagram account and Facebook page, aiming to inspire busy parents with quick, healthy and cheap dinner ideas that the whole family will love.

Contact us at

www.stiritup.org.uk

[email protected]

Facebook.com/stiritupveg

THANK YOU THANK YOU to those who have helped us along the way, especially the Crowdfunder efforts!.. Josh Lee, Rocky Lee, Jo Brotherstone, Alice at Sutton Community Farm, Impact Hub Kings Cross, Emily Bal, Melissa Farres-Caddick, Aubrie Town, Ras Perera, Geoff Baxter, Ewelina Lipska-Bryce, Kathy Parsons, Emma O'Galley, Nick Galley, Claire Baxter, Harri Symes, Lauren Walsh, Nemone Caldwell and Thorgills Brentford. And of course my ever enthusiastic children, Bea and Laurie and their Daddy, James.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Zoom Cookery Class

Join our 2 hour Spring Cookery Class on Zoom. Celebrating the best of the season and cooking up some gorgeous food! Buy it as a Christmas gift!

£5 or more

Thank you wall

You'll appear on our website thank you wall!

£15 or more

Recipe e-book

You'll appear on our website thank you wall and receive a downloadable e-book of fantastic, family-friendly recipes.

£30 or more

22 of 50 claimed

The Harvest! (fab Christmas gift)

Be the first to receive a 3 meal recipe box to be delivered to you when we launch. Can also be given as a Christmas Gift (we'll send you the voucher). Deliveries to addresses in TW7, TW8, TW9, W5, W7 and W13 only

£50 or more

1 of 25 claimed

1 x Zoom Cookery Class + Recipe Box

Join our 2 hr Zoom Cookery Class (or buy it as a Christmas Gift) Be the first to receive a 3 meal recipe box to be delivered to you when we launch. Can also be given as a Christmas Gift (we'll send you the voucher). Deliveries to addresses in TW7, TW8, TW9, W5, W7 and W13

£100 or more

4 of 20 claimed

The World is Great Big Onion

2 tickets to the Stir It Up London launch party (to be held in Spring- COVID permitting!), a covetable limited edition Stir It Up t-shirt designed by a local graphic designer and a shout out on our website. Plus you're sending a little recipe bag packed with fresh ingredients to the local food bank this Christmas.

£100 or more

3 of 20 claimed

A Whole Month of Recipe Boxes!

receive 4 x recipe boxes for the bargain price of £100 (launch price will be £120) and an invitation to our launch party.

£100 or more

0 of 6 claimed

All Day Spring Cookery Workshop + Launch Party

Join our first All Day Cookery Workshop, including ingredients, lots of fizz & goodie bags (perfect xmas gift) plus 2 tickets to the Stir It Up London launch party,

£125 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Eat Swede Rave Repeat

2 tickets to the Stir It Up London launch party (to be held in Spring- COVID permitting!), a 3 meal recipe box (can also be given as a Christmas Gift we'll send you the voucher). Deliveries to addresses in TW7, TW8, TW9, W5, W7 and W13 only, AND a coveted limited edition Stir It Up t-shirt designed by a local graphic designer. Plus you're sending a little recipe bag packed with fresh ingredients to the local food bank this Christmas.

£250 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Corporate Supporter Package

Corporate supporters will have their name on our website Sponsor Wall, with a link to their site. Your logo on all marketing material for 6 months and an invitation to our launch party.

£500 or more

1 of 6 claimed

Charlie Big Potatoes

2 tickets to our first All Day Cookery Workshop, including ingredients, lots of fizz & goodie bags (perfect xmas gift) 2 tickets to the Stir It Up London launch party, Stir It Up t-shirt and a shout-out or company logo with links on our website. You get a Stir It Up dish named after you, plus you're sending a little recipe bag packed with fresh ingredients to the local food bank this Christmas.

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Spring Table Cookery Class for 4 people

Host 3 of your favourite people in your own home and we'll bring our Spring Table Cookery Workshop to you (just as soon as we're allowed!) All ingredients plus vino supplied.

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