Support our Community Cookery School teams as they prep, cook and distribute meals to vulnerable people this winter.
by Bounceback Food CIC in Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Bounceback Food CIC is a social enterprise fighting food poverty on multiple fronts. Our Community Cookery School teams teach people how to cook, run food bank drives at market events, help people get jobs in the food sector and coordinate community meal drives that provide emergency meals for our beneficiaries.
Our mission to fight food poverty has become even more urgent in light of the Cost of Living crisis, with food insecurity levels and food bank usage soaring. Here are just a few of the reasons why food poverty continues to matter in the UK:
Since 2014 we have taught 8,000+ people how to cook, including stroke survivors, young carers, food bank beneficiaries and elderly people living in sheltered accommodation. We have also secured 20,000+ donations to food banks and generated over 175,000 meals for people in need via our catering, community meal drives and cookery workshops.
Prior to the pandemic our outreach work was mainly delivered in the North West, Wales and Cheshire but given the increasing scale of food poverty and the Cost of Living crisis, we've since been focused on building an organisation capable of helping people across the country.
By November 2024 Bounceback Food CIC will have 20 teams operating in the UK’s largest towns and cities in the UK and be supporting people living in food poverty by:
Our central team, freelancers and volunteers are all now focussed on achieving these goals. The formation of teams in Manchester, London & the South East, the North East & Birmingham has started this regional to national transition.
We are always looking for volunteers to support the development of our organisation too and so if you'd like to support us in that way keep an eye on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn) or sign up to our mailing list to stay updated.
Target 1: Community Meal Drives, Cookery Workshops & Learning Programmes
Our first target of £25,000 will raise the funds required to:
Choose from our range of crowdfunding rewards that enable you to pledge directly to our Community Meal Drive campaign or support the wider work of our non-profit organisation by selecting one of our fundraising gifts that give twice!
Our exciting range of fundraising gifts, also sold via our online shop and at market events, are helping us to counter the financial challenges created by the pandemic and build a strong nationwide organisation capable of meeting the increased demand for our services.
This project offers rewards in return for your donation.