Community Care Package
(Last updated 14th June)
The crisis in our community
Over the last 10 years, child poverty and food insecurity have crept into our communities. It's an astonishing fact that we have working families who cannot feed their children without the use of food banks. The problem has been massively exacerbated by the current crisis. Unemployment, isolation, homelessness and illness have all played a part.
We are a group of (temporarily closed) pubs, festival folk and local community groups using their time and skills voluntarily to help those at the sharp end of the crisis.
We are providing a free fresh food delivery service across our city. We buy in bulk, pack and deliver to those who need it most.
We are volunteers from the local community, Easton Cowboys & Cowgirls Sports and Social Club, The Plough Inn, The Pipe & Slippers, The Lion & the Star and Garter - Team Love.
We are co-ordinating with AidBoxCommunity, Project Mama, National Food Service and Base.
We need you
We have had an amazing response. People have been really generous with donations, but as the crisis continues the numbers of people in need have been rising. We are delivering around 750 boxes a week, which at present is only covered 80% by donations. We have received a much-needed grant from the Quartet foundation, but expect that cushion to run out within the month. We really need your continued support to be able to reach all the people that need your help.
Thank you so much for donating. It gives us the faith we need to carry on, it lets people know they have not been forgotten and most of all it feeds people who really need it.
£20 covers the cost of 4 boxes.
IF YOU NEED A BOX:
Call Bristol Food Service Helpline on 0117 3250450 and request a “Plough Veg Box”.
Or fill in this online from https://forms.gle/sSfbzHNp6VFDMUs46
We deliver every Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Your box will come on the following Tuesday or Friday, depending on what day you fill out the form (e.g. order by the end of Monday for delivery on Tuesday).
Please note: You must fill in the form each time you want a box, as we are unable to store personal information.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP:
We are creating a database of DBS-checked drivers, packers & people who want to get involved.
Fill in this form https://forms.gle/yQhNLza2jMXDMcaz6 to volunteer.
If you have a pub/building and would like to help in your area email us at email@example.com