Streets to Kitchen Campaign

A Better Food campaign in support of Square Food Foundation and St. Mungo’s, Bristol

We believe that achieving our vision of a better, fairer food community means looking beyond the food on our plate and out into the world around us, starting right here in Bristol.

The campaign

We’ve launched an ambitious campaign to raise £10,000, which will help people in Bristol affected by homelessness to learn new skills and build confidence, whilst empowering them to find their own route to recovery.

The money that our staff and customers raise will be donated to Square Food Foundation – a charity based in Knowle West teaching people of all ages, abilities and from all walks of life to cook good food from scratch. Square Food will use the funds to launch a brand new training programme in partnership with St. Mungo’s Recovery College in Bristol, teaching clients of the college cookery and food service skills, reinvigorating the college’s disused kitchen facilities and inspiring peer to peer learning.

Through gaining these skills in weekly sessions, clients will gain confidence both in and out of the kitchen, develop vital life skills and improved wellbeing and be encouraged to cook for others, potentially in a professional capacity. The hope is that this programme’s impact will reach beyond just the first year’s trainees, and Square Food will work closely with St. Mungo’s clients, giving them the confidence to share their skills with others and ensuring that the college’s wider community benefits from the programme.

Over the coming months, our staff and friends of Better Food will be going all out to raise as much money as they can for the Streets to Kitchen Campaign. There’ll be opportunities to contribute while you shop too – just keep your eyes peeled for special promotional items in our stores. On 30th September, we’ll be hosting the Streets to Kitchen Community Feast and Auction, which promises to be a glittering night of surplus food, talks and goodies up for grabs!

If you’d like to donate to the project, click the Fundsurfer link below. If you have your own fundraising idea for the campaign, please contact charity@betterfood.co.uk.

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