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Healthy food and personal hygiene packs

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Healthy food and personal hygiene packs

Healthy food and personal hygiene packs

Thrive To Survive By Thrive To Survive

We are asking for funding to provide healthy food and personal hygiene packs to families and single parents who are in crisis/hardship in Ellesmere Port.

Great Sutton Fundraising stage

pledged of £15,917
days left

Thrive to survive are a local community organisation who support families and single parents who are in crisis/hardship. The amount of our clients who are struggling to access food support is overwhelming. Due to foodbanks relying on donations (in particular staple items with a long shelf life I.e tinned food, cereals and cupboard foods) a Foodbank is not always the best option for people especially if they have dietary requirements. People are having to sacrifice their health and having a healthy diet due to them not being able to afford it and this is not fair! Research shows that not maintaining a healthy diet can lead to health issues in the long term such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Why should people be made to suffer simply because they can’t afford it - this is not right. Same with people who are unable to afford personal hygiene products, one of our clients has missed out on job offers because they can’t afford to shower and wash themselves. This is wrong.

What we'll deliver:

  • 25 healthy food packs per week for six months
  • 25 personal hygiene packs per week for six months
  • Recipes and cooking instructions included in each pack

Why it's a great idea:

By us providing healthy food and personal hygiene packs, it will help improve their mental and physical health. The hygiene packs will also help benefit their prospects of employability and general wellbeing. Providing this service at a time when people find it hard to make ends meet it will also aid them in getting back on their feet once more.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying the food items for packs
  • Buying personal hygiene products for packs
  • Recruit an additional 5 volunteers and train them on how to make up the packs and distribute
  • Speak to our partnering schools to see what families may need additional support from Thrive to Survive
  • Marketing and materials

Thrive to survive offer weekly drop in sessions at the Let’s Talk Space at Ellesmere Port market as well as fortnightly at Thelwell Community Centre on Thursdays at 10 - 2. We offer advice and support on what support people can access by helping them to navigate them as well as be that helping hand.

Location Great Sutton

About the space

Custom Location


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £15,917

25 healthy food packs per week for 6 months - £11,029 (69%)
25 personal hygiene packs per week for 6 months - £3,864 (24%)
Other - £1,024 (6%)

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.

25 healthy food packs per week for 6 months
25 personal hygiene packs per week for 6 months
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


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:

  • Additional warm items for families I.e blankets, hot water bottles
  • Extra refreshments for drop ins
  • Additional room hire costs

Total £15,917

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Help at the sessions (I.e welcoming people)
  • Cardboard boxes and bags for life

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