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Close the veg gap

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Close the veg gap

Close the veg gap

Chance Changing Lives By Chance Changing Lives

Chance wants to give 170+ struggling families a choice of free, fresh, fruit and vegetables weekly at our Community Pantry & fresh fruit and veg for 80+ weekly guests at our homeless kitchen.

Crewe Idea stage

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Our goal is to reduce poverty, health & diet inequalities. Chance wants to enable our 170+ struggling, local families, in deep poverty, to have free, fresh, fruit & vegetables each week. In addition to their £3 Chance shop (Worth £20+) at our Community Pantry. Our friendly volunteers will encourage people to choose more fruit and vegetables with advice & thrifty recipes. Your funding will also give fresh fruit & veggies to 80+ Homeless guests at our Saturday Kitchen. We stash healthy veg in all our meals, hidden in our meatier meals and powering our 100% veggie options. Fruit goes in puds & takeaway bags for Sunday meals. With your gift Chance will build on the work of Cheshire East Council, NHS & schools in our community, sharing free, healthier choices all year round - including school holidays - to people we know are in need. Fruit & veg are costly & considered luxury items by our members. This isn't fair. We know you'll agree that everyone has the right to healthier food.

What we'll deliver:

  • Free fruit and veg all year round for up to 170 local families in poverty
  • Fruit and veg to support our weekly Homeless Kitchen for 80+ guests

Why it's a great idea:

Healthy foods are 3 times more expensive than unhealthy foods*. Chance can direct your support to local people most impacted by C-19, & poverty, we serve them already. Together we can encourage healthy choices, building on the variety in our Community Pantry with a consistent, fresh fruit and veg choice. 50% of UK adults are overweight, 5% have diabetes, a third of 5 year olds suffer tooth decay*. Chance can help reduce local diet inequalities, raise expectations & offer people in deep poverty the advantage of health boosting foods. Our community has areas of 40% child poverty.* The end of furlough & the £20 Universal Credit uplift will make it even harder for families to afford healthy choices. We can support people to be healthier & stronger with a regular, year round, fruit and veg offer. Together we can offer healthy food alternatives to local people in the greatest need, those already suffering multiple health problems & deep poverty. *CEC, Food Foundation 2021 & JRF 2021

Steps to get it done:

  • Identify a like minded fruit and veg wholesaler - more local the better!
  • Complete bids to cover the summer holiday fruit and veg gap
  • What's your fave? Survey our members about what they and their kids like to munch!
  • Secure donations from key local supporters - that means you!
  • Get this onto facebook and out to our 4.5k dedicated foodie followers
  • Go bigger. Launch a local publicity campaign.
  • Meet 75% funding target. Happy days!
  • Buy some shelves to stack your donations on to showcase their loveliness
  • Targets reached
  • Launch goes live. Celebrate with a glass of something fruity
  • Survey our members, reflect, change and push on with veg and fruit for all

Location Crewe

About the space

Our current area of operation is Cheshire East, in the main Crewe, Nantwich and Sandbach and all areas in between. Our Saturday kitchen is at Jubilee House in the heart of Crewe.


Cheshire East Council

How will the money be spent?Total £9,346

Fruit and vegetables community pantry - £5,379 (58%)
fruit and veg homeless kitchen - £1,520 (16%)
Volunteer Costs - £1,083 (12%)
Admin of project - £555 (6%)
Other - £809 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Fruit and vegetables community pantry
fruit and veg homeless kitchen
Volunteer Costs
Admin of project
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £9,346

Our Volunteer List

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