"We believe that everyone should have access to free food, food education and a space where they can grow and learn with support and community"
Because Everyone has a right to feel valued and respected, money should help bring people together not divide us.
We would love to welcome you as part of our community. We extend our hospitality offering you healthy cuisine cooked with love and gratitude. Our unique financial model relies on your generosity in order to pay our rent, utilities, wages and stock.
The way I indicated the users how much the meal was worth, was by indicating on the menu of the day how much time and work it took to prepare that single meal. This involved how long the vegetables took to grow, to transport, and to cook.
The menu will vary, and there will be several options, because it is very important that people can have a choice on what they eat. This detail gives it a more restaurant feel, along with the receipt given.
Furthermore, it’s important to support people with special needs.
For this reason, there is even the option of the DIY menu, where you choose the ingredients that are available that day, and the volunteers prepare a meal for you with those ingredients.
These meals were based on my food parcel meal recreation experience, in order to guarantee legitimacy.
You can see this experience in the Process section of this project.
"We believe that food banks should not become a permanent feature of our welfare system.
We want to support and enable local communities to create a landscape where citizens are not ashamed to seek help and can do so in a straightforward and noble manner.
We have established the concept ‘circle of help’, which aims to create opportunities for service users to give and receive help simultaneously.
This removes the guilt attached to receiving help and encourages more individuals and families to seek help when they need it to begin to break down the stigma surrounding food poverty and our society’s ‘blame culture’ by empowering those who need help by encouraging them with responsibility and purpose."