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On 17th August 2021 we successfully raised £1,322 ( + est. £95.50 Gift Aid ) with 42 supporters in 181 days

We are wanting to launch a Community Kitchen & Pantry that allows communities to access affordable essential food.

by Tyrone Curran in Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We will create a programme for families to come along to cook healthy meals. Over a six month period starting in May we will arrange for cooking sessions every two weeks where families can attend for free to learn new dishes.

The funding will enable us to employ local food business to run the workshops so that it enables them to test the market as well as give back to the community. 

We want to create a community kitchen and pantry that gives the people that live in the area access to affordable food as well as showing them how to make incredible meals.

How does a pantry work ?

Individuals who want to use the pantry pay a weekly membership fee of £4.00 that gives them access to 10 items each week. We work with organisations like Fare Share to buy surplus food from Super markets in order to stock the pantry. We will also have a Zero Waste dispenser of essential items like pasta, grains and oats for people to use. 

Our team has been on a journey while in lockdown of converting an old library into a creative hub that allows people to explore ideas and come together to create things that last.

Here is a picture of what the kitchen section of the space will look like ( one of the stoves will lower for people in wheelchairs/children to access and be part of the experience) :


Here are a few photos of the kitchen shell as it has developed :





Here is a short video of inside the space ready for the next phase to begin :

We have got the initial bit of funding to fit the kitchen but do not have enough to cover the expenses for the plumbers and electricians that need to do the work. We also don't have the finances to buy the  crockery, cutlery and appliances that will add to the experience of the kitchen ( ie: food mixers etc ). The £2000 will give us just enough to make sure the project is finished and ready to go in April as we emerge out of the lockdown ... hopefully. 

We appreciate your support and every bit will count. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

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£20 Reward - Zero Waste Reward

A months membership to the pantry and a Day pass to the collective.

£2 or more

£2 Reward

A virtual High-five from Risby! and a coffee on us :)

£5 or more

£5 Reward - Day Pass to the Collective.

Day pass for our coworking and makerspace. This is exclusive to this crowdfunder .

£10 or more

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£10 Reward

A Day pass to the space and a cup of coffee and chat with one our our creatives.

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£10 Reward - Home Roasting Reward

Get a bag of 250 g of green beans to test out your skills of roasting at home. All you need is a wok or skillet and you are good to go.

£15 or more

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£15 Reward

Grow your own coffee tree. We will give you all that you need to get started.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

A pasta making lesson for you and a friend. Done by our very own homemade pasta expert - Rebecca .

£100 or more

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£100 Reward - Meal and workshop

A sit down meal for you and 2 friends when you can to enjoy the space as well as a workshop around upcycling , barista skills or something else you might fancy in the space.

£200 or more

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£200 Reward - Exclusive dinner in the Kitchen

Have an exclusive dinner in the kitchen space with you and 3 friends and learn how to make one of your favorite dishes with one of our collective team.

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