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Woodgate Community Food for Fosse Ward

Funded on Spacehive 30 July 2020

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Woodgate Community Food for Fosse Ward

Woodgate Community Food for Fosse Ward

Fosse Mutual Aid By Fosse Mutual Aid

During the Covid crisis, food poverty has become even worse than before. Volunteers in Fosse Ward see this every day. Woodgate Community Food will make donated food available to all in need

Leicester Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 30 Jul 2020!

We want to create local temporary food bank to support residents of Fosse ward during this difficult time. Many of our local people suffer deprivation and poverty with the ward scoring high on deprivation indices. Covid has only made this worse and we want to work in solidarity to help those who are struggling by providing free supplies of basic food, provide for special diets and nutritionally-balanced food, toiletries and sanitary products, baby supplies and other urgent items which local families may struggle to afford or access. We aim to provide support for those who are referred by other agencies including local schools and community projects as well as anyone who expresses a need for support informally. We aim to provide weekly food / grocery parcels to around 50-60 families per week although this will fluctuate according to need and other provision. We aim to continue for 3 months and reassess in September.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create a food bank specifically for Fosse residents
  • Pack and deliver food parcels and essentials to those referred to us
  • Enable willing volunteers to have a key role in community support
  • Take donations from supermarkets and food suppliers as well as public
  • Work in partnership with other agencies, food banks and organisations

Why it's a great idea:

We hope to create community solidarity with our project. We have 40 volunteers keen to help their neighbours. Woodgate Community Food will enable local people to help out by co-ordinating donations, supermarket excess and specially-purchased items and getting these to the people who really need it. We do not have a local food bank in this part of the city despite it being a deprived area.

Steps to get it done:

  • Move existing donations into the building
  • Take supermarket deliveries
  • Sorting and packing volunteer schedule arranged
  • Deliveries of first food parcels (delivery only at first)
  • Weekly delivery of food parcels
  • Schedule regular open days for the foodbank
  • Manage donations and supplies

We will reduce food waste by getting excess stock to those most in need. We will provide volunteering opportunities to local residents. We will improve community cohesion through solidarity and mutual aid


Location Leicester

About the space

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Leicester City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £6,372

Purchase of food and essentials - £3,500 (55%)
Equipment and furniture (Freezer / shelving) - £500 (8%)
Volunteer Transport costs - £400 (6%)
PPE and cleaning supplies - £400 (6%)
Print and Publicity - £300 (5%)
Packaging - £250 (4%)
Tablet for admin - £200 (3%)
Electricity for building - £150 (2%)
Insurance - £100 (2%)
Website and social media costs - £100 (2%)
Other - £472 (7%)

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.

Purchase of food and essentials
Equipment and furniture (Freezer / shelving)
Volunteer Transport costs
PPE and cleaning supplies
Print and Publicity
Tablet for admin
Electricity for building
Website and social media costs
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Virtual Landline for contacts
  • 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:

  • More food supplies, particularly for special diets
  • Baby / child supplies including nappies, underwear and equipment
  • Non-food supplies including sanitary products, cleaning products

Total £6,372

Our Volunteer List

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