Stokes Croft Food Project
Stokes Croft Food Project is a collaboration between local businesses, charities and campaigners, set up to tackle hunger and food poverty in Stokes Croft by providing nutritious food to those most in need in our community.
We are looking for donations to help us run a 'pay-what-you-can' cafe and keep our regular hot food deliveries going across Stokes Croft and St Pauls.
Are you hungry?
On Tuesday afternoons at 3.30pm we distribute free hot vegetarian meals to rough sleepers and any other hungry people in our neighbourhood. Come to Jamaica Street Stores (Jamaica St, BS2) to collect your food.
(This meal is run in partnership with the PRSC Street Surival Drop In Sessions Tuesdays 2-4pm)
On Sunday afternoons at 2pm we distribute free vegetarian soup to rough sleepers and any other hungry people who come along. Come to St James’ Park (next to the bus station, BS1) to get some soup.
Currently it costs us about £2 per portion to produce these meals and we produce 230 portions per week so £500 will pay for a full week of free food beig distributed to hungry people.
We anticipate that the pay-what-you-feel restaurant will cost approximately £5000 per month to fully fund. This will involve running at lunchtime five days a week. We are hoping to open with at least enough funds in the bank to cover one full month of operations and to give us a sense of the local demand and of the average amount we might expect to receive on a pay-what-you-feel basis.
Why now? Why this?
Stokes Croft has a lot of expensive restaurants, a large local homeless population and many low income families in a small area. This is a neighbourhood where the local food provision is inaccessible to the majority of local people.
We anticipate a steep rise in homelessness and food poverty across the city this Summer as we see the 'everyone in' policy, the furlough scheme and the moratorium on evictions all come to an end.
We are looking for donations to help set up run a 'pay-what-you-can' cafe five days a week to guarantee regular nutritious hot meals to everyone in the neighbourhood. We also urgently need funds to keep our regular hot food deliveries going.
You can see our web page here for a full record of what delicious food we have produced so far, and which local partners we have worked with: https://prsc.org.uk/scfp/