Food Aid. Bag, Bowl, Box. We'll fill it

Funded on Spacehive 27 May 2020

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Food Aid. Bag, Bowl, Box. We'll fill it

Food Aid. Bag, Bowl, Box. We'll fill it

Grandads Front Room By Grandads Front Room

We provide essential items to self isolating individuals and families in Bognor Regis and surrounding villages for FREE.

Bognor Regis Delivery stage

25
backers
£14,242
raised
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This project was funded on 27 May 2020!

Vanessa, our van, is driven around the area by a Volunteer whilst the passenger rings a school bell to let people know we are there. If we see a "HERE TO HELP" sign in a window we know there will be a box, bowl or bag outside that needs filling with random vegetable and fruit. We step out fill them up and leave... no contact. We have a supplier of fruit and vegetables which enables us to provide for those families that have children who had access to one substantial meal per day thru free school meals. A form of holiday hunger as due to the C-word they are once again not receiving the meals that they usually would. Added to this is the fact that many families now have one or both parents laid off from or unable to work so their income stream has decreased significantly. These families and individuals cannot afford to order from the delivery places that are available as they do not have the ability to pay... We are helping the forgotten families, the ones that struggle the most.

What we'll deliver:

  • Vegetables and fruit for families & individuals to make healthy meals
  • Collection and delivery of prescriptions with the food where needed
  • Advice and signposting to other agencies at the door for those that require it whilst we deliver food

Why it's a great idea:

Hope... Full bellies... and the building of Community cohesion now and for the future. Families and individuals need the basics which are becoming out of reach for many either due to isolation or drastically reduced income. We will, with your help, take away that worry and stress by supplying what many see as normality. Children will be getting bored at home so lets teach them the basics of cooking whilst we have a captive audience. Parents have skill sets and they can take this opportunity in isolation to pass them onto their children. Elderly people and young alike need nutrition and that comes from fresh food far more than tins and microwave meals. Cooking together passes on skills and sitting together to eat as a family creates and builds bonds that we have slipped away from in today's society. Prescriptions are often of extremely high necessity and the anxiety caused by not knowing if they will be able to get them on time, or at all, is huge.. we can alleviate that worry

Steps to get it done:

  • We will provide fresh fruit and veg to at least 50 families per week til June 30th and beyond if required
  • We will ensure the homeless community receive food whenever needed until June 30th and beyond if required

Eating fresh means no tins, minimal packaging, less waste to recycle. Waste from fresh veg can feed our animals and be used to create our own compost.

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Location Bognor Regis

About the space

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Council

Arun District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £14,261

500KGS (min) of fresh food/week at a minimum cost of £500/week - £6,000 (42%)
Volunteer time. 3 people for 20 hrs/wk @ £8.21/hr - £5,911 (41%)
Large van in hire for 12 weeks at £100/week - £1,200 (8%)
£60/week diesel for 12 weeks - £720 (5%)
PPE Gloves, Masks, Anti Bac for all Volunteers - £350 (2%)
Other - £80 (1%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

42%
500KGS (min) of fresh food/week at a minimum cost of £500/week
£6,000
41%
Volunteer time. 3 people for 20 hrs/wk @ £8.21/hr
£5,911
8%
Large van in hire for 12 weeks at £100/week
£1,200
5%
£60/week diesel for 12 weeks
£720
2%
PPE Gloves, Masks, Anti Bac for all Volunteers
£350
1%
Other Read More
£80
  • Spacehive fees
    £55
  • Transaction Fees
    £14
  • VAT
    £11

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Purchase more fresh fruit and vegetables from suppliers to meet the demand that we cannot feed at the moment with what is donated. All items to be passed on for free
  • Possibly introduce eggs and milk if funds allow
  • Purchase face masks for those that cannot afford them and pass them out with donations to ensure families are safer when they take daily exercise

Total £14,261

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