PRSC and Jamaica Street Stores join forces to tackle hunger in the community

PRSC and Jamaica Street Stores join forces to tackle hunger in the community

Posted on: 17 Apr 2020

Community interest company The People's Republic of Stokes Croft and local restaurant Jamaica Street Stores have launched the Stokes Croft Food Project, a project to tackle community hunger. 

 

Launched just last week, the Stokes Croft Food Project has been created as a collaborative space for Stokes Croft businesses, campaigners and charities to work together to help those going hungry in the area.

Stokes Croft Food Project.

The dedicated chefs at Jamaica Street Stores kicked things off last week by cooking 100 vegan curry and rice meals to distribute in central Bristol.

 

Volunteers recruited by PRSC and the Bristol Housing Action Movement distributed the hot meals to 41 rough sleepers in Stokes Croft, obeying social distancing and standard food hygiene policies.


A further 47 dishes were taken to Broadmead to be distributed by Bristol Outreach Services for the Homeless, who currently run food outreach every morning (09:00) and evening (17:00), Monday to Friday.

 

Remaining portions of the prepared dishes have been collected by the National Food Service, to be frozen and distributed to vulnerable households. 

Stokes Croft Food Project meal prep.

Continuing their efforts across the last seven days, the SCFP distributed 60 hot veggie soups and rolls in Broadmead to supplement the city's weekend food offer to rough sleepers. 

 

Tuesday also saw them produce 150 hot meals, with 90 distributed directly to rough sleepers by BOSH and 60 reserved for the National Food Service's home delivery programme.

 

The SCFP continues to liaise with and work alongside Caring in Bristol, ensuring plans remain cohesive and food is delivered where it needs to be, at times when it's needed the most.

 

For more information on the Stokes Croft Food Project, to volunteer your time or donate to the initiative, head to the PRSC website or get in touch via email.


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Matt Robson

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