‘I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved. Your efforts have been very much appreciated by me and the children’
The Sunday Best is an initiative that enables vulnerable families, single homeless and older people on the margins of society to enjoy a hot Caribbean cooked meal, as food insecurities exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We started our Winter Best service on Sunday the 1st November 2020. It ran for 18 weeks until Sunday 28th March 2021. Throughout this time we delivered over 175 free healthy home-cooked Caribbean meals to 65 households and 6 hostels across five London boroughs; Hammersmith & Fulham, Lambeth Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster, every Sunday. Totalling to over 3,150 meals delivered.
Our volunteers were recruited through JAGS social media, website, newsletters, Facebook groups, Indeed, Good Gym and via friends and family. Each week, a team of community chefs and up to 6 volunteers would buy the fresh groceries, perpare and package the meals from ‘Enterprise Kitchens’ based inside Caius House Youth Centre in Battersea.
Up to 15 volunteers hand delivered the meals and helping to reduce the carbon footprint by walking, cycling, scooter, car or public transport Our volunteers coordinator would plan and coodinate all the deliveries based on volunteer availability, delivery area preference and mode of transport.
Thank you so much to all the emergency Covid-19 response funders, Rank Foundation, DCMS Recovery Fund, Wandsworth Council and everyone who donated to #feedafamilyfor5. You enabled us to buy the food, materials and to rent a kitchen to prepare 1000s of meals for vulnerable people across London who have benefited from a food delivery service that is addressing the impact of food poverty during the pandemic.
We would also like to say a HUGE thank you to all 53 of our volunteers who helped us prepare and deliver our Sunday Best meals throughout the Winter months.
Sunday Best would not have been possible without you kindly dedicating your Sunday afternoons to support your community. Our guests wanted to pass on some messages of thanks to our volunteers.
Although the high demand for our Sunday Best service remains, we have unfortunately run out of funding. If you would like to join our great team of Sunday Best volunteers when we restart our service in the future please email Saoirse at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or sign up here.
We are seeking support to resume this vital service. If you would like to donate, please get in touch.
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