About our COVID 19 Community Care Project

 

Our COVID 19 Community Care Project has now come to an end after 19 weeks. 

With backing from our funders, we were able to offer support to those who are isolated or facing financial difficulty directly due to the current climate (e.g. furloughed, job loss, reduced hours) by delivering a free care parcel containing a selection of foods and essentials with the option of topping this up with the surplus foods we collect. 

We have supported and signposted many individuals and families, listened to many joyful and tragic stories, and felt disheartened with them at many issues they have faced.

We could not have achieved this without the support and funding from 

County Durham Community Foundation, Believe Housing, Gaunless Gateway Big Local, Neighbourly and Durham Community Action

We also give thanks to Di Farrer, Maxine Hymer, Maxine Jordan, Gemma Reed and Carol Warnock for volunteering to support the project in various ways. All LCBC members have given many volunteer hours to the project.

For those who still, or find themselves needing food support, we have updated our leaflet with information:

COVID19 Support

Our work as a non-profit community-based enterprise normally involves teaching children, families and individuals of all abilities how to cook for better health. We also offer a community pantry and pantry hampers, helping to reduce food and plastic waste whilst saving people money. This is what we will be focusing on as we move forward.

Our pantry and hampers are both open to all with no criteria whatsoever. A bargain will always be had as we only ask for a service contribution, reflective of what you take and you do a little bit to help reduce food waste (please see our website pages for details):

LCBC Community Pantry

COVID 19 Community Care Project
COVID 19 Community Care Project
COVID 19 Community Care Project
This project has been kindly funded and supported by
County Durham Community Foundation, Believe Housing, Gaunless Gateway Big Local and Neighbourly.