The Big Community Take Away team are working with local Pubs & Restaurants of Chesham who have volunteered to provide a FREE hot meal to Frontline Services Personnel, individuals and families who are struggling at this time.
It is a non-profit charity project that aims to redistribute surplus food to the general community that would otherwise become food waste. It aims to relieve pressures on household food budgets; provide a community area that fosters sharing and collaboration; reduce local business food waste; and raise public awareness around this food issue.
For the most up-to-date news from the Fridge, please visit their Facebook page here.
Food delivery and collection: On Chesham Broadway (Next to Broadway Baptist Church, HP5 1EG)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 01494 775668
Chiltern Foodbank (CFB) supplies emergency food parcels to people in the Chiltern District and Wendover area. We rely on donations from the general public and have permanent collection bins in Sainsbury’s and Waitrose in Chesham, Tesco Superstore in Amersham, The Co-op in Great Missenden and Budgen’s in Wendover.
CFB works with over 100 Referral partners that assess needs and issue vouchers, where appropriate, that are exchanged for a food parcel. At the moment all our distribution centres are closed and CFB operates a home delivery service.
Location: 71 Broadway, Chesham, Bucks, HP51BX
Ley Hill Community Meal Project
Ley Hill is running a new community dinner project starting on 20 November. Find out more here:
October Half Term 2020
Helping Hand Support Line: 01296 395000
This autumn half term we want to ensure that families across Bucks, with children eligible for free school meals, know how to access the wide range of support that is available. Buckinghamshire has a strong voluntary and community sector which is active in supporting vulnerable families. Our ‘Helping Hand’ team can help direct people to the support that is right for them. This may be from the voluntary or community sector or direct from us. If anyone is worried about food over half term, and not sure what help is available, please contact the council’s ‘Helping Hand’ support line on 01296 395000, and someone will be ‘on hand’ to help you. This programme is funded by joint support from the Government’s Hardship Fund provided to local councils over the summer and Buckinghamshire Council.
Meet & Eat – October 2020
Email: email@example.com / Tel: 07939 66827
Meet & Eat has been providing a service to families in Chesham since Easter 2018. The URC were keen to provide a safe and fun environment for families trying to manage on a tight budget during the holidays, thus began our Meet & Eat kitchen sponsored by MakeLunch. Last year alone we fed almost 500 children and 300 adults over 21 sessions throughout the holidays.
All of our lives have changed in 2020 and Meet & Eat has changed how we operate to enable us to carry on serving families in Chesham. As we can no longer provide our usual sessions we are now providing food parcels to our families containing two days worth of food to include, fruit, veg, dairy and dry goods for October half term.
If your family are in need of this support over the holidays please contact Rosemary Ryan-Bundhun using the details above.
If there are any families struggling to feed their children over half term, please get in touch. We will provide free packed lunches to anyone who needs them.
Strictly confidential. No judgment. Please ask.
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/sprinklesbakerychesham
Contact details: www.sprinklesbakerychesham.co.uk/contact