Community Care Package
Since the virus hit we have been working together to help our communities through this hard time as many folks have found themselves on the breadline or isolating for their, or their families' health.
Together we have really kept people from going hungry. So far we have delivered over 16,000 boxes to over 4,500 people. Over 200 volunteers have helped so far and YOU have raised over £50,000 and we've spent it on fruit and vegetables!
We are currently delivering on TUESDAYS to over 400 people.
BUT WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF MONEY!
Can You Help?
1. Donate £10 - a box for you and one for someone else - Donate on the green 'Support this Project' button below, then order a box here https://forms.gle/sSfbzHNp6VFDMUs46
2. Set up a direct debit/standing order from your bank account to this fundsurfer account
We are a group of 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 Love Inn & the Star and Garter.
We are co-ordinating with Aid BoxCommunity, Project Mama, National Food Service and Base and Roses.
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”.
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.
Covid-19 has affected so many people in many different ways. Food poverty is set to grow. With furlough ending for many and many more becoming unemployed plus people self isolating, we predict the demand for these boxes may go up again over the coming winter months.
Each box averages at £4 which is super cheap for the quality and nutritious value.
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
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? Be a SUPER BACKER - see the green button below.
Can you share this and all our social media posts with friends and family, far and wide?
Anything! Bristol needs you!
IF YOU NEED A BOX :
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