Tackle Young Food Poverty With Nutrition Education

by FEAST With Us in Edgware, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 16th June 2021 we successfully raised £2,500 ( + est. £87.50 Gift Aid ) with 64 supporters in 42 days

Help us to provide long term food poverty relief amongst vulnerable young people and families through nutrition education programmes.

by FEAST With Us in Edgware, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Additional funds raised past our initial target will support the delivery and longevity of these programmes.


We are FEAST With Us, a food poverty alleviation charity with a mission to Feed and Empower All Sustainably Together.

Help us provide long term food poverty relief and tackle the root causes through education!

1620210082_screen_shot_2021-05-05_at_11.20.59.pngSince 2015, we have been providing a much-needed meal service for vulnerable people experiencing food poverty across London, cooking with donated surplus food in community kitchens and shelters.

We uniquely empower vulnerable individuals to cook alongside volunteers, embedding them at the heart of our community, with various opportunities to obtain life skills and develop through the charity. These community meals provide an inclusive environment where people can come together, feel safe and respected for who they are.

In 2020, FEAST With Us:

  • Provided 25,000 meals to individuals in need
  • Saved 11,500kg of surplus food from going to waste
  • Worked with just under 800 volunteers to help support those in this difficult time.

And in 2021, we are expecting this demand to increase to around 80,000 meals!

Testimonials on our meal service:

“Thrilled and excited to see the food. I really appreciate a tasty meal rather than opening another tin for my dinner.”

- Service user, October 2020

“Thank you so much. I just called [80 year-old meal recipient] and oh my she is so happy. She feels like it’s Christmas and her birthday. She was so happy to receive such an amazing banquet of food. She said it was 5 star and so delicious!"

- Community Partner, May 2020

What Next?

Alongside our essential meal service, we want to take the next step and encourage long-term food independence amongst young people. 

What project are we raising funds for?

1620210345_screen_shot_2021-05-05_at_11.25.22.png

Our newest project supports young people up to 25 years old. Many of them rely on free school meals during term time and whose families have little disposable income to provide nutritious meal choices outside of school. 

We will use funds raised to develop a weekly nutrition education programme, that will include cooking on a budget, making healthy and sustainable food choices, giving young people the tools to feed themselves and their families affordably. 

Over the 2021 Easter Holiday Break, we successfully delivered our first pilot nutrition workshops to children aged between 8-12. Outside the typical school setting and in a holiday activity programme, the children actively engaged with the content and came away with healthy eating knowledge, putting it into practice through a fresh fruit smoothie making activity.

"I just wanted to say how brilliant you have been. We were all so impressed with your sessions and the way you engaged with the children. Thank you so much for your hard work and energy that you brought to our programmes."

- Community Partner, April 2021

When?

If we reach our target, we plan to develop the programme and deliver it in summer 2021. If we achieve our goal, the funds from this Crowdfunder campaign will cover equipment, development of digital resources, and support staff costs to set-up the programme.

Raised funds will also help us to undertake research to tailor our project to the needs of the young people and their families to ensure our work is a success.

Our Mission

1620209923_screen_shot_2021-05-05_at_11.18.17.pngFEAST With Us has three main missions:

1. To prevent malnutrition

2. To minimise food waste

3. To promote community cohesion.

Our Prizes

£10 - A Mention & Our Gratitude

Your name as a supporter on our low-waste and healthy recipe booklets and a big thank you from all of us at FEAST With Us, we couldn't do it without your support!

£25 - FEAST With Us Sustainability & Health Food Facts Postcards

Lovely and delicious looking illustrated FEAST With Us health and sustainablility food facts postcards + your name as a supporter on our low waste and healthy recipe booklets + gratitude from all of us at FEAST With Us. 

FEAST With Us Sustainability & Health Food Facts Postcards Samples:1620129414_screen_shot_2021-05-04_at_12.55.39.png 1620129389_screen_shot_2021-05-04_at_12.55.28.png 1620129376_screen_shot_2021-05-04_at_12.55.18.png

£50 - FEAST With Us Surplus Food Goodies

A FEAST-y assortment of food goodies put together for you, including FEAST-made preserves + lovely and delicious looking illustrated FEAST With Us health and sustainablility food facts postcards + your name as a supporter on our low waste and healthy recipe booklets. 

£100 - Support Our Wonderful Interns

10% of your donation goes towards our fabulous interns for the time they give and the work they do for us! + lovely and delicious looking illustrated FEAST With Us health and sustainablility food facts postcards + your name as a supporter on our low waste and healthy recipe booklets. 

£200 - Tailored FEAST-y Volunteering Day

You and a group (10 max.) can join us for a day of volunteering catered to your interests; cooking with our amazing chefs, preserving and pickling our food to make store cupboard of tasty treats, and even some time in the garden helping us with our food growing projects + lovely and delicious looking illustrated FEAST With Us healthy and sustainablility food facts postcards + your name as a supporter on our low waste and healthy recipe booklets.

1620129508_feast_logo_-_2020.png

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Sustainability & Health Food Facts Postcards

Lovely and delicious looking illustrated FEAST With Us health and sustainablility food facts postcards + your name as a supporter on our low waste and healthy recipe booklets + gratitude from all of us at FEAST.

£10 or more

A Mention & Our Gratitude

Your name as a supporter on our low waste and healthy recipe booklets and a big thank you from all of us at FEAST, we couldn't do it without your support!

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

FEAST With Us Surplus Food Goodies

A FEAST-y assortment of food goodies put together for you, including FEAST-made preserves + lovely and delicious looking illustrated FEAST With Us health and sustainablility food facts postcards + your name as a supporter on our low waste and healthy recipe booklets.

£100 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Support our wonderful interns

10% of your donation goes towards our fabulous interns for the time they give and the work they do for us! + lovely and delicious looking illustrated FEAST With Us health and sustainablility food facts postcards + your name as a supporter on our low waste and healthy recipe booklets.

£200 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Tailored FEAST-y volunteering day

We will invite you and a group (10 max.) for a day of volunteering catered to your interests; cooking with our amazing chefs, preserving and pickling our food to make store cupboard of tasty treats, and even some time in the garden helping us with our food growing projects + lovely and delicious looking illustrated FEAST With Us health and sustainablility food facts postcards + your name as a supporter on our low waste and healthy recipe booklet.

Got an idea like this?

Over £200 million has been raised from our crowd to support the projects they love! Plus tens of millions more unlocked by our partners.