Community Care Package
Bristol needs you!!!
Since the virus hit we have been working together to help our communities through this hard time.
The disaster has hit hard and many folks have found themselves on the breadline.
You have really kept people from going really hungry.
Many of you donated or bought a raffle ticket which raised around FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS!!!!!
We sent out our first box on 31st of march and are approaching our TWELVE THOUSANTH box!!!!
Our team of unpaid volunteers have done 40 long days buying, packing and driving boxes to the people of bristol.
Its a totally free service and we reach about 700 people a week from all walks of life.
The one thing that they have in common is they need fresh food either can’t afford it or can get out to get it without this service.
Jane, from Easton who has had regular boxes delivered to her home since the start of lockdown and
has found the service “a lifesaver”. Previously working as a private house cleaner meant that her
work completely dried up at the beginning of lockdown and she had to rely entirely on Universal
Credit. Fresh fruit and vegetables are expensive for anyone who is on a budget and Jane never used
to buy a lot of fruit and vegetables before as it was just too expensive.
" it’s absolutely brilliant and my daughter who is a single parent also gets one so the whole family
are all eating more healthy meals”.
Each box averages at £4 which is super cheap for the quality and nutritious value.
We are looking into the mammoth task of setting up as a charity to access more income streams and become sustainable.
But right now we are in serious danger of having to stop!!!
We are nearing the end of our resources. In our current position, we have 2-3 weeks left
We need you.
Can you afford a little donation £5 pays for a box, £10 for two. £20 would be amazing.
Could you spare a small monthly donation?
Could you do a little fundraising event? We can support you.
Do you have any superhuman contacts with money to spare or contacts in Govt. that might be able help?
Can you share this with friends and fam?
Anything! Bristol needs you!
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
PLEASE NOTE!! FROM FRIDAY 21ST AUGUST WE WILL BE DROPPING DOWN TO ONCE A WEEK.
WE WILL ONLY BE DELIVERING ON TUESDAYS
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