Dorchester Community Kitchen provide food boxes for those who need them. We operate on a pay what you can policy. We source surplus and donated food and redistribute it to those who find themselves in short term financial difficulty, or simply need a little extra help.
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Weʼre raising £10,000 to provide essential food and hygiene boxes to vulnerable people, carers and those facing financial hardship in Dorset.
Launched in March 2020 as a response to the potential critical impact COVID-19 would have to the most vulnerable in our community, a group for 4 volunteers set up a food donation drop in a local church, within days we had 50 referrals for food boxes from people who were self isolating, had lost their job, were caring for someone vulnerable or where vulnerable themselves.
To date we have provided food and hygiene boxes to over 1500 individuals, spread across Dorset and demand is growing. over 50% of our boxes are for carers, and increasingly young families.
Now a team of over 30 volunteers, we have big future plans to sustain this work, having identified a clear need for our Community Kitchen to continue long after COVID-19 has gone, we are building connections and networks to allow us to grow. We are for the community, run by the community.
We are completely reliant on community donations, volunteers and good will, the money we raise will go towards keeping our supply chains open, allowing us to buy in bulk to increase capacity to help everyone, technology to allow us to keep increasing our geographic reach and investing in our future plans to grow into something the community really wants and needs long term.
We know that many people are struggling and are either on unpaid leave, have been laid off, or are on a reduced income.
We are here to help.
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You can also contact us by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have amended our days to receive donations in order to help with our operations
From Monday 20th April 2020, we will be receiving donation drop offs in person on the following days
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am – 2pm and at other times by appointment via our email
Today we are launching a giving QR code, so if you want to donate money you can easily and securely. You can find it on the app store or use this QR code.
Account No: 00002841
Sort Code: 30-92-69
Ref: DCK (Dorchester Community Kitchen)
Account Name: The Storehouse Church
Registered Charity No.1174381
If you would like to volunteer to help out at Dorchester Community Kitchen then complete our volunteer form, that can be accessed from the button.
you can only register online from the button above
Yes. Please indicate this on your sign up form
Yes. One of our volunteers will bring the box to you and leave it outside your door