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Vinnies Cafe - Takeaway Meal Service

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Vinnies Cafe - Takeaway Meal Service

St Vincent's Support Centre Newcastle By St Vincent's Support Centre Newcastle

During the Covid Crisis we want to provide FREE hot takeaway meals to those who are homeless along with people and families in a time of need which is gradually incresing during this crisis.

Newcastle upon Tyne Idea stage

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The Vinnies project is located is the St Vincent's Support Centre Newcastle. Our team of staff and volunteers provide help and advice to anyone seeking support. Our services runs Monday to Thursday providing much needed FREE hot meals, clothing, toiltries and food parcels to anyone in need. Due to the Covid pandemic we have had to re think the way that we run our service. Funds to support our project oftern come from our Centres room hire unfortunaly we have been unable to hire out our space due to the pandemic so our funds are very limited. We provide support to around 250 people per week with hot meals and essential clothing and food items. Our Centre is still currently closed to the public however we are still offering a takeaway hot meal service from our main entrence, so that people who most need it the most get to enjoy a hot meal. We are also on hand to offer any advice, support and a listerning ear. Vinnies is always in need of food, clothing and toiletry donations.

What we'll deliver:

  • support around 250 people per week
  • provide free meals and essential items to those who need it the most
  • continue to provide a takeaway service until we can welcome our service users back to our drop in cafe

Why it's a great idea:

Vinnies will provide much needed support to people who are homeless in Newcastle. We will provide a support to people and families in and around our community. Help to make a difference to families who are living in poverty within Newcastle. The food we cook with is all from donated food so we are helping to make a difference to prevent food waste. Work with local and national organisations to help to offer more help and signposting to the people and families that they feel need the support. We bring a local food bank for the community in and around our centre. Being there to have a friendly chat and offer a listerning ear helps us to be there to provide support, encourgement or seek help for anyone that may need it.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buy eco friendly takeaway packaging
  • seek more fresh donated ingredient to provide more healthy meals
  • work toward reopening our centre in a safe way so we can welcome our service users to sit and enjoy their hot meal

Vinnies isnt just about offering free meals and essential items its about bring people togther and during this crisis in a safe way. Some of the people who use our serives live alone and dont see many people even more so during lockdown. We want to be able to be there so people who may be struggling with loneliness or mental health issues can talk to us and we can be there to offer advice, support ot seek the help that they maybe needing.

Location Newcastle upon Tyne

About the space

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Newcastle City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £5,931

eco frendily takeaway packaging - £1,000 (17%)
volunteer travel - £1,000 (17%)
Fareshare - £1,000 (17%)
overheads - £1,000 (17%)
Kitchen equipment - £1,000 (17%)
Laptop - £500 (8%)
Other - £431 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

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eco frendily takeaway packaging
volunteer travel
Kitchen equipment
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  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


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:

  • food supplies to replenish our food bank
  • re decorate our cafe space for when we reopen our sit in service

Total £5,931

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