Dinner With Jon

Dinner With Jon's fundraiser for Community Kitchen Glos

Fundraising for Community Kitchen Glos
£410
raised of £1,000 target
by 7 supporters
Westonbirt 5K, 23 June 2024
Help us feed those in need this summer

Story

I'm not a runner. At all!

But I'm keen to get a bit fitter, so over the next few weeks I'm going to be working my way up to a 5k, raising money for the soup kitchen I volunteer for.

On Sunday 23rd June I'll be running a 5k at Westonbirt Arboretum, which should be a really nice scenic run!

A bit about the charity

Community Kitchen Glos gives out food to people in Gloucester at risk of food poverty, with a nutritious hot three-course meal.

We are a group of unpaid volunteers who had previously run a similar service that has moved out of the city centre. We banded together to make sure the 90 guests we fed continued to get the hot meals they really needed.

We started serving meals back in December 2023, now we need your help in keeping the service running. Direct donations make up over 80% of our income and every penny helps keep the lights on the food flowing.

It costs us just under £2 to feed someone a balanced, hot three-course meal either sat in at our venue in Gloucester's city centre, or to take away.

Anything you can donate will be a huge help to the people in Gloucester who really need it.

Our volunteer chefs cook up donated food every week, creating a vegetarian three-course meal that might look like soup for starter, mac and cheese for mains, and an apple crumble for dessert.

A £10 donation would help us feed five people a healthy and hearty meal.

We've gone from 30 guests a week to over 90! We see lots of people from all walks of life, families, pensioners and those who really need extra help.

We're looking to raise £2,500, enough to run our service for three months.

Every pound really helps and the whole team are super grateful for your support.

About the campaign

Help us feed those in need this summer

About the charity

Community Kitchen Glos

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Community Kitchen Glos provides a nutritious three-course hot meal to people in Gloucester at risk of food poverty. We believe everyone should have access to hot food and a safe space where they are part of a community.

Donation summary

Total raised
£410.00
Online donations
£160.00
Offline donations
£250.00

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.