For the past two months the People’s Kitchen have been cooking three times a week and providing those on no and low income with food. The numbers are around 200 meals a week. Initially we thought it would be around 150 yet due to the lengthening situation the numbers have risen.
With the various free food outlets closing and work stopping people still need to eat. We contacted Somerset Community Foundation who are offering financial help to small businesses and charities who are effected by the lock down and they responded by accepting out bid.
The summer at Feed Avalon is normally spent putting on courses and cooking at events. With this not happening we do what we can and cook. There is small team of volunteers who do the deliveries and we have encouraged those receiving the food to collect for themselves and the cluster where they live. The food is all plant based, nutritious and made with love. We have been receiving donations from Somerset Local Food and Bride’s Yard Food Co-op, both who have remained open during these times and been providing the community with local healthy food as an alternative to the supermarkets.
As the summer rolls on we will continue to provide these meals as the need is still here, having been told we have saved peoples lives. Though some things are changing and appear to be lifting there is still no summer work, normality has not resumed and freedom is still restricted.
A thank you to Somerset Community Foundation to responding to this need and to all those volunteered to help so far. If anyone wants to help in anyway especially ingredients please be in touch Julia@feedavalon.org.uk