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Food & Solidarity

This is a place to contribute to the costs of providing food parcels to people in the West End of Newcastle, and the cost of setting up West End Food & Solidarity which will help us to carry on doing this in the long term sustainably.

Saturday, April 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - Wednesday, October 14, 2026, 8:00 PM (UTC+00:00)
Created by: Elswick Mutual Aid
Fiscal Host: Accountable

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Donate what you can to the cost of providing no-questions-asked food parcels to people in the West End Read more

£76.73 GBP of £1,000 GBP raised (8%)

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Donate to help us cover the setting up costs of setting up West End Food and Solidarity so that we can keep this going long term. These costs are: ... Read more

£1,103.23 GBP of £5,000 GBP raised (22%)

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About


We are launching West End Food & Solidarity. A democratic, non-profit, and member-led organisation for low/no to moderate income people - fighting against food poverty and cross-subsidising household parcels for our members.

Nobody in these groups is paid, there are no bosses, and we are not a charity. Currently, membership rate has not been fixed, this will happen at the first general meeting — it will be based on a sliding scale (related to income). To receive a parcel, you must live in the west end of Newcastle. We are planning to expand, but this must be done sustainably.

A proportion of the food in these boxes comes from Fareshare, a waste food charity. Originally we received this food for free, however since September 2020 we have been charged £200 per month for this food. This has been paid for by donations from various members. The rest of the food (in excess of 50%) comes from supermarket waste and wholesale.

Anyone will be able to join and contribute money to pay for the food, whether they are receiving food or not. This will mean that we can keep delivering food and cheaply buy food we choose together. The food members get will be worth more than their membership fees (cheaper than the supermarkets) for low or no income members.

The organisation will be led by what members want and need. All members will be invited to take on whatever roles they can to help the organisation run.






Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to West End Food & Solidarity

Credit from Andrew to Food & Solidarity

+£10.00GBP
Completed
Contribution #508993
Monthly financial contribution to West End Food & Solidarity

Credit from Oli Mould to Food & Solidarity

+£20.00GBP
Completed
Contribution #533902
Monthly financial contribution to West End Food & Solidarity

Credit from Andrew to Food & Solidarity

+£10.00GBP
Completed
Contribution #508993
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Today’s balance

£240.92 GBP

Total raised

£2,746.46 GBP

Total disbursed

£2,505.54 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£1,304.07 GBP

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News from Food & Solidarity

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Membership Now Open!

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Published on March 23, 2022 by Elswick Mutual Aid

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Published on February 28, 2022 by Elgan