IMMUNITY NEWS: FREE HEALTHY FOOD!

Falmouth Food Co-op Kitchen is a volunteer run food initiative

In response to COVID-19, we’re cooking and delivering 7 meals a week to those in self-isolation and in need of food.

We’ve been delivering free, healthy meals to people who need them since the flu crisis began in April.

By week three we were delivering to around 70 people. The list is growing daily.

Normally we hold community feasts to tackle social isolation and make healthy, local food accessible to all.

Following government guidelines, the feasts have been postponed – so we had to think of a new way to work and decided to set up a meal delivery service.

From cooking once a month we are now batch cooking meals twice a week. We use the kitchen at our local community centre, the Dracaena Centre.

Each week teams of volunteers cook, pack and prepare meals to deliver.

Ingredients are ordered from Falmouth Food Co-op and local suppliers, topped up with rescued surplus veg and food donations.

We have a crowdfunder up and are getting a great response – £2,557 so far – over half our set target of £5,000.

Every penny counts, if you can make a donation 🙂

On the other hand if you need healthy meals from us – Sign up HERE, or call our food hotline on 01326 567526.

We want everyone to have access to healthy food.

During the current pandemic there are lots of people falling under the radar. We want everyone to pull together and help each other.

The deliveries are intended for anyone in the Falmouth and Penryn area who has limited to no access to food.

The meals are free with the option of pay-as-you-can donations.

Food hygiene and safeguarding is being taken very seriously

All donated money raised will go towards our weekly food budget, food delivery containers and additional kitchen equipment.

We hope to carry on for as long as we are required. Our subscription list is growing and we will soon reach capacity without extra support. Your contribution will really help us to keep this meal delivery service running for everyone in need of it.

Thank you to everyone! 🙂

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