Secret Dishes From Around the World 3!
We did it
On 23rd March 2021 we successfully raised £4,539 with 75 supporters in 35 days

Help us publish our third fundraising cookbook, support 20 brilliant arts charities & scale up our fight against food poverty across the UK!

by Bounceback Food CIC in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any additional funding will help to accelerate the development of our community cookery school as we scale up our fight against food poverty across the UK! Specifically, we'd like to:

- Purchase new cookery equipment to help establish delivery teams in new locations so they can teach people how to cook, provide free hot nutritious meals at community events and establish foodbank drives at local markets.

- Increase the size of our team in central Manchester so we can speed up the training and development of new delivery teams nationwide. 

- Produce a second series of our podcast, Share Your Secrets, to hear from the artists involved in the production of Secret Dishes From Around the World 3, the arts charities they’re supported by and people from the featured countries.


Secret Dishes From Around the World 3 will be the third fundraising cookbook by Bounceback Food CIC, a community cookery school that has been fighting food poverty across the UK since 2014.

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We've partnered with 20 wonderful arts charities, that have each been assigned 1 of the 20 countries that will feature in the book. If we hit our all or nothing target, we'll have the funds required to commission an individual/group of artists they support to complete the artwork that will feature at the start of each section.

Who are we?

Bounceback Food CIC is a community cookery school that, pre COVID-19, predominantly supported people living in food poverty in Greater Manchester, Cheshire & North Wales. Since the pandemic hit, we have been busy mobilising delivery teams in the UK’s largest 20 towns and cities in order to teach people how to cook, donate food to foodbanks and provide catering services in disadvantaged communities nationwide.

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Social Impact To Date

Since 2014 we have taught more than 2,500 people how to cook including stroke survivors, young carers, foodbank beneficiaries and elderly people living in sheltered accommodation. We have also donated over 10,000 items of food to foodbanks as part of our foodbank drive and generated almost 100,000 meals for people in need via our catering provision, community meal drives and workshops. As the furlough scheme comes to an end and claims for Universal Credit soar, it's vital that we replicate the model our team in central Manchester has developed over the last 6 years and collectively fight food poverty across the UK!

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Who are the arts charities?

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the following arts charities, who are representing the first 20 towns and cities where Bounceback Food CIC delivery teams will operate:

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In the run up to our #BackTheBook crowdfunding campaign we've been featuring details of the 20 organisations on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts on social media - give us a follow to find out more about their superb work!

Our COVID-19 Response 

In keeping with the proactive way in which we’ve been fighting food poverty since 2014, our COVID-19 response has included:

  • Running Community Meal Drives in central Manchester.
  • Donating all remaining stock to our Foodbank Drive in the North-West.
  • Pledging 5 million free licenses to our online Cooking & Nutrition Portal.
  • Adapting our catering service to deliver meals door to door.
  • Launching online cookery workshops that provide free places for our nationwide beneficiaries.

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We are a non-profit CIC (Community Interest Company) - you can find out more about our social enterprise at www.BouncebackFood.co.uk.

What will the money be used for?

Our first all or nothing fundraising target is £3,000, which we will split equally (£150 per arts charity) between the organisations involved. This will enable them to commission the individual/group of artists they support to develop the country specific artwork in their brief. The artists will get the go ahead to begin working on their designs as soon as we hit this first target, so please back the book ASAP and tell your friends, families and colleagues about our project too! We expect to publish the book in November 2021.

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NB: The front cover shown is subject to change - we're working on several ideas!

Any additional funding will help to accelerate the development of our community cookery school as we scale up our fight against food poverty across the UK! Specifically, we'd like to:

  • Purchase new cookery equipment to help establish delivery teams in new locations so they can teach people how to cook, provide free hot nutritious meals at community events and establish foodbank drives at local markets.
  • Increase the size of our team in central Manchester so we can speed up the training and development of new delivery teams nationwide. 
  • Produce a second series of our podcast, Share Your Secrets, to hear from the artists involved in the production of Secret Dishes From Around the World 3, the arts charities they’re supported by and people from the featured countries.

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With your support we will be able to make an incredible third fundraising cookbook that will support 20 brilliant arts charities and help us to scale up our fight against food poverty across the UK. Thank you!

#BackTheBook

P.s. Hardback copies of Secret Dishes From Around the World 1 and 2, are both available to buy directly from our online store.

1611761484_secret_dishes_from_around_the_world_1_-_hardback_-_2019_1st_edition.jpgThe original Secret Dishes From Around the World (2019) is full of exciting vegetarian and vegan recipes! It was beautifully illustrated by Manchester-based artist Libby Element. Order your copy here.

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Secret Dishes From Around the World 2 (2020) features a selection of exciting recipes from 20 countries and original designs by 20 local artists (based in Greater Manchester, Cheshire & North Wales) who helped us produce the sequel during the first lockdown of 2020. You can order a hardback copy via our online store and listen to the accompanying podcast, Share Your Secrets, that features interviews with the artists involved and insights about community and culture from people in the featured countries:

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All proceeds from the sales of the Secret Dishes From Around the World series go towards the development of our community cookery school as we scale up our social impact into towns and cities across the UK. Thank you for your support!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Recipe Book (Hardback)

Pre-order your hardback copy of 'Secret Dishes From Around the World 3' (RRP £25) that we expect to publish in November 2021 - just in time for Christmas! Includes P&P.

£3 or more

Community Meal Drive

Support our team in central Manchester as they prep, cook and distribute meals to vulnerable people who are struggling to access food during the Covid-19 crisis. This pledge will fund 1 hot nutritious meal.

£5 or more

Big Thank You

You'll receive a thank you email from the Bounceback Food CIC team! Leave us a message with your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram handle and we will give you a shoutout via social media too :)

£10 or more

Community Meal Drive

Support our team in central Manchester as they prep, cook and distribute meals to vulnerable people who are struggling to access food during the Covid-19 crisis. This pledge will fund 4 hot nutritious meals.

£15 or more

Gold Membership (12 months)

Become a Gold Member of our community cookery school and help us scale up our social impact across the UK! You’ll get basic access to our Cooking & Nutrition Portal plus invites to exclusive member-only events.

£25 or more

Platinum Membership (12 months)

Become a Platinum Member of our community cookery school and help us scale up our social impact across the UK! You’ll get full access to our Cooking & Nutrition Portal, invites to exclusive member-only events and discounts on merchandise in our online store.

£25 or more

Community Meal Drive

Support our team in central Manchester as they prep, cook and distribute meals to vulnerable people who are struggling to access food during the Covid-19 crisis. This pledge will fund 10 hot nutritious meals.

£30 or more

Online Cook-along Ticket

Get a discounted ticket (RRP £35) to one of our online Secret Dishes From Around the World cook-alongs! On the evening you select we'll teach you 2 exciting recipes from the safety and comfort of your own kitchen. If you have any specific dietary requirements, our chef will provide details of the necessary adaptations. You ticket will be sent to you as a gift voucher that's valid for 1 year :)

£45 or more

5 of 100 claimed

Recipe Book (Signed First Edition)

Pre-order a piece of history! Your first edition copy of 'Secret Dishes From Around the World 3' will be 1 of 100 in the first print run to be signed by the author! Includes P&P.

£50 or more

Honorary Membership (12 months)

Become an Honorary Member of our community cookery school and help us scale up our social impact across the UK! You’ll get full access to our Cooking & Nutrition Portal, invites to exclusive member-only events and a £25 gift voucher to put towards our public cookery workshops and fundraising events.

£60 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Book bundle!

Get the set and save £15 (combined RRP £75)! You’ll receive hardback copies of Secret Dishes From Around the World 1, 2 and 3 - our fundraising cookbook trilogy! Includes P&P.

£100 or more

Community Meal Drive

Support our team in central Manchester as they prep, cook and distribute meals to vulnerable people who are struggling to access food during the Covid-19 crisis. This pledge will fund 40 hot nutritious meals.

£250 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Special Mention

If you're able to make a generous one-off donation to our crowdfunding campaign you'll receive special mention in the acknowledgements section of the book, a signed 1st edition copy and honorary membership of our community cookery school!

£500 or more

Corporate Sponsorship (Bronze)

We'll thank your company for supporting our crowdfunding campaign via all our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) - helping you to reach thousands of people across the UK! You'll also receive a signed first-edition copy of Secret Dishes From Around the World 3.

£750 or more

Secret Supper Club

Host one of our Secret Supper Clubs in your own home for up to 12 people (when Covid-19 guidelines permit)! Invite your friends round for a dinner party with a difference as our team serves up a feast based on recipes featured in the book. We cook the food, you provide the drinks and guests! N.B. bookings outside of Greater Manchester, Cheshire & North Wales may need to provide additional support with travel & accommodation costs.

£1,000 or more

Community Meal Drive

Support our team in central Manchester as they prep, cook and distribute meals to vulnerable people who are struggling to access food during the Covid-19 crisis. This pledge will fund 400 hot nutritious meals.

£1,500 or more

Corporate Cook Off

Organise a team-building event with a difference for your employees, clients and anyone else on your guest list (or why not take on a rival firm?)! Our team in central Manchester will coordinate everything on your behalf as you join in via Zoom from the safety and comfort of your own kitchen!

£2,500 or more

Corporate Sponsorship (Silver)

We'll thank your company for supporting our crowdfunding campaign via all our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) and feature you as a corporate sponsor on our website for 12 months - helping you to reach tens of thousands of people across the UK! You'll also be featured in the acknowledgements section of the book plus we'll send you 10 signed first-edition copies of Secret Dishes From Around the World 3.

£2,500 or more

Community Meal Drive

Support our team in central Manchester as they prep, cook and distribute meals to vulnerable people who are struggling to access food during the Covid-19 crisis. This pledge will fund 1000 hot nutritious meals.

£5,000 or more

Corporate Sponsorship (Gold)

You'll be the headline corporate sponsor of our Cooking & Nutrition Portal for 12 months. The Portal provides our beneficiaries with access to healthy recipes, cooking tips and budgeting advice. Our target is to allocate 250,000 free licences by the end of 2021, helping you to significantly increase brand awareness across the UK! You'll also be featured in the acknowledgements section and receive 20 signed first-edition copies of the cookbook!


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