Cracking Good Food wants your donations to help with new community kitchen in #Gorton

See link to the crowdfunder HERE.

Our New Community Kitchen in Gorton opens

Help fund a Cracking Good Community Kitchen

We’ve just opened a new community kitchen in Gorton, East Manchester, to cook nourishing meals for people experiencing food poverty and isolation as a result of Covid-19. Our existing two community kitchens are running at full capacity, but the demand for emergency food provision is increasing.

We have now raised enough money to open the new kitchen and start cooking food for the community. Our crowdfunding campaign continues though, as we need to raise enough money to secure the future of the kitchen. The money will cover the vital costs of keeping the kitchen running 2 days a week for at least the next 4 months.

The local community have rallied around us! We have received support from local Councillor Julie Reid and MP Afzal Khan, as well as from Manchester City Council’s Neighbourhood Investment Fund who have provided £1,200 of funding. We also received a car full of lovely store cupboard ingredients from Gorton Monastery to help get us started – thank you to everyone who has shown us support so far!

However, we do still need help to ensure we are able to keep providing our nourishing meals – cooked by our talented Cooking Leaders and a fleet of wonderful volunteers – for those in such dire need whilst Covid-19 continues to push more people further into poverty and isolation. We realise that times are hard but please, if you can, support our Crowdfunder – every little really does help.

Your donations will ensure we’re able to make sure those in the community who need it most, receive healthy and nutritious food.

Throughout our work in Gorton, we will be working with other local organisations to ensure our healthy, nutritious meals are received by those who need it most. We work closely with Rev. Craig from Gorton Churches who works with volunteers to ensure our meals are delivered to some of the most vulnerable members of the community. We have also arranged to team up with Healthy Me, Healthy Communities – we will be providing 50-100 meals per week to their Gorton-based Community Grocery.

We hope that by working together with others to meet the needs of the local community, we can have a real impact on the lives of people experiencing poverty, hunger and isolation in East-Manchester.

Together we can make a difference! We’re so grateful for your donations.


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