What we do
As well as running Kendal People’s Cafe (currently suspended due to COVID-19), Waste into Wellbeing run two weekly food shares which is a lifeline to many local residents. Working with local businesses and Fare Share, a national surplus food redistribution charity, we rescue un-saleable stock which is destined for landfill. The food we save is prepared into nourishing meals or shared directly to support households in the town. We are open to everyone and people are asked to pay what they can.
We also produce a meal twice a month specifically for frail older and isolated individuals referred through the NHS support services. This used to be a community lunch at the Parish Hall called “Lunch Bunch” but is now a delivered meal. It involves producing meals in the South Lakes Foyer kitchen or the Parish Church Hall kitchen using food that would otherwise be wasted from supermarkets and other donors.
Our costs include: Packaging, paying rent and services in our stores, Fare Share membership, hired kitchens and freezer store, as well as to one part time project manager taken on with a Freida Scott grant just before COVID.
How to Donate
We welcome donations from organisations and individuals alike. We would like to thank all our donors including individuals who have donated their usual travel costs when they have had to work from home during the pandemic. We are happy to allocate donations directly to specific aspects of the operation from the list above.
Donations can be made by direct transfer to our main account:
SLACC tt. Unity Trust Bank.
Sort Code 60 83 01 Account Number 20200181
Alternatively if you wish to send a cheque please email Kendalpeoplescafe@hotmail.com
Donations may be Gift Aided.
Our 2020 Impact
To find out more about our operation over the last year and how we responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, read our report.