A Better Food campaign in support of Square Food Foundation and St. Mungo’s, Bristol
Better Food believes that achieving our vision of a better, fairer food community means looking beyond the food on our plate and out into the world around us, starting right here in Bristol.
We’ve launched an ambitious campaign to raise £10,000, which will help people in Bristol affected by homelessness to learn new skills and build confidence, whilst empowering them to find their own route to recovery.
The money that our staff and customers raise will be donated to Square Food Foundation – a charity based in Knowle West teaching people from all walks of life to cook good food from scratch. Square Food will use the funds to launch a brand new training programme in partnership with St. Mungo’s Recovery College in Bristol, training clients of the college, reinvigorating the college’s disused kitchen facilities and inspiring peer to peer learning.
A Sustainable Future
Through gaining these skills in weekly sessions, clients will gain confidence both in and out of the kitchen, develop vital life skills and improved wellbeing and be encouraged to cook for others, potentially in a professional capacity. The hope is that this programme’s impact will reach beyond just the first year’s trainees, and Square Food will work closely with St. Mungo’s clients, giving them the confidence to share their skills with others and ensuring that the college’s wider community benefits from the programme.
We've chosen open-ended fundraising for this new challenge; over the coming months, our staff and customers will be raising money to help breathe life into the project, with the aim of seeing Square Food take in their first students in early 2018. Beyond that date, we'll continue to fundraise to ensure the continuation of the project term by term, and into the future beyond.
We're raising money in lots of ways, so visit our website to find out to check our latest Grand Total and learn more about our latest fundraising activities and events.