COVID-19 UPDATE - DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS AND MEASURES SUCH AS SOCIAL DISTANCING PUT IN PLACE BY THE GOVERNMENT, THE PEOPLE'S TAKEAWAY PROJECT HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY CLOSED. WE HOPE TO BE OPPERATIONAL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
The People’s Takeaway is a brand new and innovative project that will see 1000’s of hot meals delivered to the homes of East Durham residents who are suffering financial hardship.
The People's Takeaway is a radical new project to support families in crisis within East Durham. East Durham Trust has been fortunate enough to receive CrowdMatch funding from Comic Relief which means that if the target of £10,000 is reached then Comic Relief will match it, pound for pound meaning your donation will be doubled.
WHY IS IT NEEDED?
The former Mining Community of East Durham is one of the UK’s most disadvantaged Communities
East Durham Trust has delivered over 2,000 food parcels in the last 12 months. The Trust has also fed over 2,000 Children as part of their Holiday Hunger provision
The need is growing - ”Welfare Reform” is hitting the most vulnerable hardest and the introduction of Universal Credit will increase the need - more sanctions, more crisis
However hard we try current support has an effect on dignity and carries stigma
Our radical new proposal is a volunteer-led takeaway service for families in need which will look and feel like a regular takeaway service but will be FREE!
How can I help?
The People’s Takeaway is looking to recruit volunteers to develop and 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 email@example.com
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.