The Ian and Claire Charitable Trust have recently donated £2,500 to Bounceback Food to help beat food poverty this winter. The donation has funded the distribution of 1,000 hot nutritious meals to vulnerable people most impacted by the cost of living crisis.
Bounceback Food CIC is a social enterprise operating across the UK, which fights food poverty on multiple fronts. Their Community Cookery School teams teach people how to cook and budget, how to run food bank drives at market events, as well as helping people to find and secure jobs in the food sector. This approach means they not only deal with the immediate needs of the community, but help them to establish longer term plans and create food stability in the local areas in which they operate.People living in food poverty have been hard hit by the pandemic and are being disproportionately affected by the cost-of-living crisis. A collaborative approach to fighting food poverty has become even more urgent in light of the Cost-of-Living crisis, with food insecurity levels and food bank usage soaring. This winter teams from Bounceback are batch cooking and distributing meals to vulnerable people across the UK as well as educating people to help those most impacted by the cost-of-living crisis. Since 2014 they have taught over 5000 people how to cook, this includes stroke survivors, young carers, and elderly people living in sheltered accommodation as well as people who are food bank beneficiaries. They have also secured over 15,000 donations to food banks and generated over 100,000 meals for people in need via catering, community meal drives and cookery workshops. ‘’Through our charitable activities we hope to provide opportunities for those in need – be that because of youth, age, infirmity, disability, poverty, or economic circumstance - to fully participate in a caring and compassionate society. Helping in turn to develop people who see the value in community and diversity, and act with maturity, responsibility, independence, and compassion. ‘’ Ian Mattioli To find out more about Bounceback's charitable work you can visit their website (www.bouncebackfood.co.uk) Or if you would like to support their fundraising campaign and pledge meals, you will find a link to their crowdfunding page in their profile bio. If you are interested to find out how you can support their fundraising efforts this winter, please visit the link below. https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/p/tackling-the-cost-of-living-crisis-this-winter Photo credit: Bounceback Food