The People’s Takeaway is an innovative project that provides hundreds of hot meals to East Durham residents who are in financial crisis. The food is delivered to their door just like a normal takeaway.
Thanks to overwhelming support and a successful crowdfunding campaign where funds raised were matched by Comic Relief's CrowdMatch fund the People's Takeaway was established.
The volunteer led project provides takeaways on a regular basis to individuals and families across East Durham and the funding enabled East Durham Trust to transform it's kitchen at Community House into a catering space, recruit and train volunteers and regularly provide hot meals to local people in crisis. Since it's launch the project has provided thousands of meals to local people.
Like our FEED project People's Takeaway is a referral based service - for more information ring us on 0191 5693511.
How can I help?
The People’s Takeaway is looking to recruit volunteers to maintain this ground-breaking volunteer-led project. We are currently looking for volunteer drivers and catering volunteers. The volunteer roles are listed below:
This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and a good way to get involved with your local community. If you're interested in volunteering for this project, please contact Colin Jackson at the Volunteer Centre on 0191 5693511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
WHAT WE DO
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation following the closure of the Pits. We run a wide range of projects to help the community fight disadvantage including food parcels, telephone befriending for the socially isolated, helping people in the downward spiral of debt, supporting people to get the benefits they deserve, providing holiday activities with food, getting the disengaged engaged with the arts and more.