Va Va Vegan - Café/Deli

by Va Va Vegan in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England

Va Va Vegan - Café/Deli

£1,140

raised of £9,000 target

10

supporters
13% 43 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £9,000 is pledged by January 31st 2019 at 11:30pm

To bring vegan food, yoga & meditation to local communities through our café, educational school visits, workshops and 'come and try' events

by Va Va Vegan in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England

WHO WE ARE

We have provided vegan food for many yoga festivals, health events and other celebrations over the last few years and we are now moving into a shop in Amersham to bring our delicious fare to the local community. We are looking for funding to help kit out the café and buy equipment to help our volunteer chefs, yoga teachers and gardeners spread the word!

WHAT WE WANT TO DO

We will be able to provide our festival food to people in a deli/café environment and in addition we will use the space to to provide the local community with workshops, talks and demonstrations on growing your own veg, cooking and preparing plant based dishes and the positive effects these practices can have on animal welfare, human well being and the environment. The intention is to equip participants the knowledge, skills and motivation to incorporate this knowledge into their everyday routine no matter what their individual circumstances.

In addition we want to promote the positive impact a plant based diet and practising yoga and meditation can have on the lives of people of all ages and from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Having formed an amazing team of chefs, kitchen gardeners and yoga teachers we want to offer schools, colleges, clubs and community groups short talks and demonstrations as well as 'come and try' yoga and meditation sessions, all backed up with tasty and healthy samples of Va Va Vegan's food.

WHY ARE WE DOING IT?

Both the WHO and the UN promote eating a plant based diet and recent research suggests a plant based diet increases our energy levels, overall health and longevity. The use of whole grains, pulses, beans and fresh fruit and vegetables satisfy hunger and provide slow release energy. This is perfect preparation for practising yoga and meditation, for which there is a growing empirical evidence base that it can have a positive impact on mental and physical health, improving flexibility and strength as well as relieving stress and anxiety and strengthening the immune system.

HOW FUNDING WILL HELP US

Funding will enable our volunteer experts to promote education around growing your own vegetables, eating a plant based diet and using yoga and meditation to enhance well-being to individuals through walk in events at the café and visits to local groups.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

One week of daily vegan home deliveries including breakfast lunch and dinner for family of 4 (location specific)

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Tea infusion and vegan snack at the café

£50 or more

£50 Reward

2 course Lunch and drinks for two people in the café

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Here you have the option for either a 2 course lunch and drinks for up to 4 people in the deli or the choice of one wellness workshop for 2 people.

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Private vegan cookery class for 2.

£500 or more

Silver Award

Vegan 3 course dinner at your home with private chef and waiter (for up to 12 people)

£1,000 or more

Gold Reward

Private hire of the café, Vegan dinner party with bespoke menu, non-alcoholic welcome cocktail and drinks (12 people)

£2,000 or more

Platinum Reward

Private vegan chef for a week providing 3 meals per day for family + on one night dinner party with waiting staff (for up to 12 people). PLUS Private hire of the café, Vegan dinner party with bespoke menu, non-alcoholic welcome cocktail and drinks (12 people)


Let's make 'Va Va Vegan - Café/Deli' happen