Creating a springboard for a locally led recovery and re-imagination of the North of Tyne
In the café we will use produce grown from our community garden and surplus food donations to provide healthy meals on a pay as you can basis to give a affordable option to improve food poverty in the area. The café will be manned by volunteers, to equip people with training for work in the hospitality industry. The building we will use in our our site in Ashington which is situated in Hirst Park within a a large community and will be in our unused conservatory area. The funding will accommodate the purchase of the furniture and equipment to get the café up and running.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
- Use surplus, donated food to reduce food waste - Give healthier food options to the community - Make use of home grown produce - Work on a 'Pay as you can' basis to allow for those with a lower income to access healthier food options - Gives hospitality training to volunteers and gives valuable employment skills - Adds to a sense of community and gives an opportunity to get involved with the larger community at full circle foods such as the community garden
Steps to get it done:
About the space