Stokes Croft Food Project
Stokes Croft Food Project is a collaboration between local businesses, charities and campaigners, set up to tackle hunger and food poverty in Stokes Croft by providing nutritious food to those most in need in our community.
There are a number of food supply crises that have hit our local community hard
- Homeless food distribution has moving off the streets into hostels / hotels. It is estimated there are about 150 people remaining on the street, struggling to access any food.
- Some vulnerable people who are self-isolating lack the wider social support to get regular groceries.
- Households who have lost income due to Covid-19 crisis are struggling to receive financial aid quickly enough, and kids who receive free school meals now require food at home.
A collective effort by local businesses and volunteers to produce and distribute cooked food packages in the community twice a week.
Some of the food is distributed fresh and hot to rough sleepers in the area, the rest is frozen and distributed to vulnerable households that have registered for support. While we will prioritise need in our local neighbourhood, we are joining a city wide effort to tackle hunger and we will make sure no food is wasted.
The chefs at Jamaica Street Stores are cooking 150 vegetarian meals every Tuesday afternoon for this project, and 100 meals every Sunday. See our menu section for a record of what we’ve done so far.
Through their local cafe & bakery – Elemental – the Love Bristol church supplies the Stokes Croft Food Project with a fresh box of veg every week.
From 20 May 2020 Stokes Croft Food Project started to supply meals to the Bristol Food Union.
- Every week we need donations of fresh vegetables, raw ingredients, plastic forks & spoons, plastic cups & bowls, takeaway containers, orange / blackcurrant squash, prepacked cakes etc.
- We need one-off donations of thermos flasks and insulated food boxes to allow us to transport boxes of hot meals & soups from Jamaica Street to Broadmead.
If you are a business that can donate hundreds of takeaway containers or five boxes of apples, or if you are an individual with a spare thermos flask or a bag of potatos, your help will count.
Real hunger is visibly growing on the streets at the moment and a small effort made collectively could make a huge difference to those most in need in our community.
We rely on a small team of volunteers to physically help us distribute food on Tuesdays and Sundays.
We also have a lot of work that people could help us with from home – from making us a small wordpress website, or creating a donation appeal leaflet, or fundraising for us, to going through a list of funders to help us figure out what we are eligible for.
Support the Stokes Croft Food Project
SCFP has an account with the Bristol Credit Union, so even when we aren’t using it our money is being used to support the local community.
If you wish to make a cash donation to the SCFP, you can transfer money to us using the following account details:
Account Name: Bristol Credit Union
Account Number: 63313868
Sort Code: 30-94-80
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The Stokes Croft Food Project is officially a CIC! We are now able to receive donations via bank transfer to our Bristol Credit Union account.
Sort Code: 30-94-80
Stokes Croft Food Project Menu
Tue 07/04/20: 100 portions of Moroccan Butternut Squash Tagine with Rice // 41 dishes direct to rough sleepers in Stokes Croft // 47 distributed in Broadmead by B.O.S.H. // 12 to the National Food Service
Sun 12/04/20: 60 portions of Leek, Potato & Wild Garlic soup // 51 direct to local rough sleepers // 9 to the NFS
Tue 14/04/20: 150 portions of Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille with Couscous // 40 direct to local rough sleepers // 50 distributed in Broadmead by B.O.S.H. // 60 to the NFS
Sun 19/04/20: 100 portions of Vegetarian Minestrone Soup with Hot Fresh Bread Rolls // 60 direct to local rough sleepers // 40 to NFS
Tues 21/04/20 150 portions of Vegetarian Lasagne with Wild Garlic Bread // 25 direct to local rough sleepers // 60 distributed in Broadmead by B.O.S.H. // 65 to the NFS
Sun 26/04/20 100 portions of Sweetcorn, Noodle and Vegetable Soup with Crunchy Chips // 69 direct to local rough sleepers // 31 to NFS
Tues 28/04/20 150 portions of Cheese, Potato & Onion Pie // 36 direct to (cold & damp) local rough sleepers // 95 distributed in Broadmead by B.O.S.H. // 19 to the NFS
Sun 03/05/20 100 portions of Tuscan Three Bean Soup with Wild Garlic Croutons // 80 direct to rough sleepers // 20 to the NFS
Tue 05/05/20 150 portions of Vegetable Biriani with Bombay Potato, followed by Banana and Chocolate Cake // 35 portions distributed direct to local rough sleepers // 75 distributed in Broadmead by B.O.S.H. // 40 to the NFS
Sun 10/05/20 100 portions of Tomato and Wild Garlic Soup with Fresh Bread Rolls // 80 portions distributed direct to local rough sleepers // 20 portions distributed to volunteers & members of local community
Tue 12/05/20: 150 portions of Vegetable Cottage Pie // 40 direct to local rough sleepers // 60 distributed in Broadmead by B.O.S.H. // 50 to the NFS
Sun 17/05/20 100 portions of Leek & Potato Soup // 60 portions distributed direct to local rough sleepers // 40 portions distributed to volunteers & members of local community
Tue 19/05/20: 150 portions of Mushroom Stroganof with Rice // 40 direct to local rough sleepers // 60 distributed in Broadmead by B.O.S.H. // 50 to the NFS
Weds 20/05/20: 88 portions of Mushroom Stroganof with Rice to Bristol Food Union
Sun 24/05/20 100 portions of Tomato and Wild Garlic Soup with Bread and Marge on the side and Waffle Banana Sandwiches // 50 portions distributed direct to local rough sleepers // 15 portions donated to Bristol Housing Action Network // 35 portions distributed to volunteers & members of local community // 20 waffle sandwiches left over, distributed at Street Survival Session Tue 26th
Tue 26/05/20: 150 portions of Roasted Courgette and Tomato Macaroni // 40 direct to local rough sleepers // 60 distributed in Broadmead by B.O.S.H. // 50 to the NFS
Weds 27/05/20: 101 portions of Roasted Courgette and Tomato Macaroni with Turkey to Bristol Food Union