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:
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
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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
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