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. Click the links to learn more.
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
Charity No: 1117642 Company No: 05934124
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 and health inequality. East Durham Trust’s operates on a ‘hub and spoke’ approach through well-established partnerships with our communities. We work directly with community members and partners to facilitate prevention, intervention and crisis support services delivered in our communities, for our communities and by our communities.
We empower people to take ownership of their own needs and work to lift up those most in need in East Durham. We help build and maintain meaningful relationships within our community ensuring those on the margins are helped to be in reach of a spectrum vital services.