West End 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+01:00)
Created by: Elswick Covid-19 Mutual Aid
Fiscal Host: Accountable
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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.
Transparent and open finances.
Monthly financial contribution to West End Food & Solidarity
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Estimated annual budget
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News from West End Food & Solidarity
Updates on our activities and progress.