Together with our friend and Chef Tim Spedding we're starting a small community kitchen initiative to do our bit where we can.
Like many small businesses, we have found ourselves with little work during this crisis. We hope to use the resources we have in a positive way, starting with donating meals to local food banks and working with small charities already working with those most in need.
As well as helping those most at risk of food poverty we will support the small scale farmers, growers and fishermen we have worked with for many years.
We're being guided by FareShare and Cornwall Community Foundation as to where we can best help the local community.
The advantages of our small initiative are that;
More details on the project:
All funds will be used solely for purchasing food and the delivery of the meals.
Meals are prepared in an isolated commercial kitchen that is in accordance with all food hygiene requirements.
On average the raw materials that go into a meal for two is £2.60.
The finances of the project will be completely transparent, with a clear itinerary of costs and meals provided on a weekly basis.
It's worth mentioning that while there are many food charities in Cornwall, charities are having an unprecedented increase in demand while many of their volunteers are in the catchment of those required to self isolate (over 70 or low immune systems).
Any work undertaken is in line with Gov regulations to cut the spread of the virus.
If you would like to make a donation to the Cornwall Community Kitchen, the St Minver Community Hub (a registered charity) have created a holding account for us. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the bank information an a gift aid form. Thank you.