Stokes Croft Food Project

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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 prefer to donate directly to us via bank transfer please use the following account details:

Account Name: Bristol Credit Union
Account Number: 63313868
Sort Code: 30-94-80
Reference: 78403

Volunteering

We rely on a small team of volunteers to physically help us distribute food on Tuesdays and Sundays.

From July 27th we will also have at least one volunteer shift going every weekday 11am-3pm helping out with our Pay What You Can cafe

We also have a lot of work that people could help us with from home – from making us a small wordpress website, 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.

If you can give up a bit of time (from home or in the streets) we can use your help. Email email hidden; JavaScript is required for more info.

Photo by Lee Ramsay

Are you hungry?

On Tuesday afternoons at 3.30pm we distribute free hot vegetarian meals to rough sleepers and any other hungry people in our neighbourhood. Come to Jamaica Street Stores (Jamaica St, BS2) to collect your food. (This meal is run in partnership with the PRSC Street Surival Drop In Sessions Tuesdays 2-4pm)

On Sunday afternoons at 2pm we distribute free vegetarian soup to rough sleepers and any other hungry people who come along. Come to St James’ Park (next to the bus station, BS1) to get some soup.

This food is for anyone who is hungry.

Community Cafe Opening!

Thanks to the generosity of the people who have supported our ongoing crowdfunding campaign , as well as the help we are receiving from the Bristol Food Union, Stokes Croft Food Project is delighted to
announce the opening of a Pay What You Can Community Cafe on Monday 27th July at Jamaica Street Stores, 37-39 Jamaica Street, BS2 8JP.

We will continue to distribute free food to the hungry on Tuesdays and Sundays, but we will also be offering lunch to the whole community from 12-2pm, Monday to Friday.

We have chosen the Pay What You Can model to allow us to continue providing mouth watering and nutritious meals to the economically vulnerable, while expanding our offer in an inclusive and sustainable way. This project builds on the mutual aid principle that has allowed so many people in Bristol to make it through the pandemic. We don’t need top down charity to “help the needy” – we need strong, well fed and resilient communities that support one another.

Covid precautions mean this will start as a take away service, but our long term vision is to develop this cafe into a shared eating space where everyone can sit and eat together. A space to provide the kind of
affordable community hub that Stokes Croft really needs.

We will also make an area of the cafe available as a food bank where people can donate or request groceries.

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.
Why now?

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.
Our Project

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.

Who’s involved?

The chefs at Jamaica Street Stores are cooking 150 vegetarian meals every Tuesday afternoon for this project, and 80 meals every Sunday. See our menu section (to the right) for a record of what we’ve done so far.

PRSC works with Bristol Housing Action Movement, B.O.S.H, the National Food Service, and Caring In Bristol to distribute those meals to those most in need.

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.

Donations Needed
  • 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.

There is someone in the kitchen at Jamaica Street Stores Monday, Tuesday and Saturday 11am-4pm, able to accept donations.

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 potatoes, 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.

Support the Stokes Croft Food Project

If you are able 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
Reference: 78403

We’re also currently running a Fundsurfer and you can donate here.

Thank you!

Get In Touch

For more info or to get involved please email Lisa at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Total number of meals distributed so far: 3773

SCFP Menu

Tue 07/04/20: 100 portions of Moroccan Butternut Squash Tagine with Rice // 41 dishes direct to rough sleepers & hungry people in Stokes Croft // 47 distributed 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 & hungry people // 9 to the NFS

Tue 14/04/20: 110 portions of Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille with Couscous // 40 direct to local rough sleepers & hungry people // 40 distributed by B.O.S.H. // 30 to the NFS

Sun 19/04/20: 100 portions of Vegetarian Minestrone Soup with Hot Fresh Bread Rolls // 60 direct to local rough sleepers & hungry people // 40 to NFS

Tues 21/04/20 120 portions of Vegetarian Lasagne with Wild Garlic Bread // 30 direct to local rough sleepers & hungry people // 60 distributed by B.O.S.H. // 30 to the NFS

Sun 26/04/20 100 portions of Sweetcorn, Noodle and Vegetable Soup with Crunchy Chips // 69 direct to local rough sleepers & hungry people // 31 to NFS

Tues 28/04/20 90 portions of Cheese, Potato & Onion Pie // 30 direct to (cold & damp) local rough sleepers & hungry people // 60 distributed by B.O.S.H.

Sun 03/05/20 100 portions of Tuscan Three Bean Soup with Wild Garlic Croutons // 80 direct to rough sleepers & the hungry // 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 & the hungry // 75 distributed by B.O.S.H. // 40 to the NFS

Sun 10/05/20 105 portions of Tomato and Wild Garlic Soup with Fresh Bread Rolls // 80 portions direct to local rough sleepers & the hungry // 25 to the NFS

Tue 12/05/20: 140 portions of Vegetable Cottage Pie // 50 direct to local rough sleepers & the hungry // 60 distributed by B.O.S.H. // 30 to the NFS

Sun 17/05/20 108 portions of Leek & Potato Soup // 80 portions distributed direct to local rough sleepers & the hungry // 28 to NFS

Tue 19/05/20: 144 portions of Mushroom Stroganof with Rice // 50 direct to local rough sleepers & the hungry // 60 distributed by B.O.S.H. // 34 to NFS

Weds 20/05/20: 88 portions of Chicken Orvieto to Bristol Food Union

Sun 24/05/20 105 portions of Tomato and Wild Garlic Soup with Bread and Marge on the side and Waffle Banana Sandwiches  // 60 portions direct to rough sleepers & the hungry // 35 portions to Bristol Housing Action Network // 10 to NFS // 20 waffle sandwiches left over, distributed at Street Survival Session Tue 26th

Tue 26/05/20: 143 portions of Roasted Courgette and Tomato Macaroni // 50 direct to local rough sleepers & the hungry // 60 distributed by B.O.S.H. // 33 to the NFS

Weds 27/05/20: 100 portions of Pork Belly and Sausage Casserole to Bristol Food Union

Thu 28/05/20: 134 portions of Pork Belly and Sausage Casserole to Bristol Food Union

Sun 31/05/20: 85 large portions of Potato, Leek and Wild Garlic Soup // 65 portions distributed direct to local rough sleepers & the hungry // 20 portions to local St Mungos Hostel

Tue 02/06/20: 150 portions of Classic Aubergine Ratatouille with Cous Cous // 50 direct to local rough sleepers & the hungry // 60 distributed by B.O.S.H. // 40 to the NFS

Sun 07/06/20: 80 portions of Tomato, Paprika, Marrowfat Pea and Bean Soup // 55 portions distributed direct to local rough sleepers // 15 portions donated to local St Mungos Hostel // 10 portions  to Bristol Housing Action Movement

Tue 09/06/20: 150 portions of Vegetarian Lasagne // 50 direct to local rough sleepers // 60 distributed by B.O.S.H. // 40 to the NFS

Fri 12/06/20: 77 portions of Thai Chicken Curry with Rice // to Bristol Food Union

Sun 14/06/20: 100 portions of Sweet Potato, Corriander and Coconut Soup // 65 portions direct to rough sleepers & the hungry // 20 portions to local St Mungos Hostel // 15 portions to Bristol Housing Action Movement

Tue 16/06/20: 150 portions of Cheese, Onion and Potato Gratin // 65 direct to local rough sleepers & the hungry // 45 distributed by B.O.S.H. // 40 to NFS

Sun 21/06/20: 80 portions of Sweet Potato, Coconut and Chili Soup // 65 portions direct to rough sleepers & the hungry // 15 portions to Bristol Housing Action Movement

Tue 23/06/20: 150 portions of Vegetable Ratatouille with Purple Sprouting Broccoli // 30 direct to local rough sleepers & the hungry // 80 distributed by B.O.S.H. // 40 to the NFS

Sun 28/06/20: 80 portions of Spiced Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup // 70 portions direct to local rough sleepers & the hungry // 10 portions to Bristol Housing Action Movement

Tue 30/06/20: 150 portions of Cheese, Onion and Potato Gratin // 40 direct to local rough sleepers & the hungry // 70 distributed by B.O.S.H. // 40 to NFS

Sun 05/07/20: 80 portions of Tomato, Basil and Chili Soup // 65 portions direct to rough sleepers & the hungry // 15 portions to Bristol Housing Action Movement

Tue 07/07/20: 134 portions of Tomato and Butternut Squash Pasta Bake // 34 direct to local rough sleepers & the hungry // 60 distributed by B.O.S.H. // 40 to the NFS

Sun 12/07/20 80 portions of Sweet Potato and Chili Soup // 70 portions direct to rough sleepers & the hungry // 10 portions to Bristol Housing Action Movement

Tue 14/07/20: 130 portions of Curry (130 Turkey curry, 20 Vegetable) // 55 direct to local rough sleepers // 55 distributed by B.O.S.H. // 40 to the NFS

Sun 19/07/20 80 portions of French Onion Soup // 70 portions direct to rough sleepers & the hungry // 10 portions to Bristol Housing Action Movement