What we do
As well as running Kendal People’s Cafe, 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 to become waste. 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 social meal twice a month specifically for frail older and isolated individuals referred through the NHS support services.
Throughout 2023, we’re running Kendal Community Kitchen, a pilot programme which offers a calendar of cooking events for Kendal residents. From social food demos and cook-alongs, to half day cooking workshops and family cooking classes, these events are open to all and offer something for everyone. Register your interest here to find out more.
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 food logistics coordinator taken on partly with a Freida Scott and a Cumbria County Council grant
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.
Donations can be made by direct transfer to our main account:
SLACC tt. Unity Trust Bank. SLACC-tt
Sort Code 60 83 01 Account Number 204181227
Alternatively if you wish to send a cheque please email Kendalpeoplescafe@hotmail.com
Donations may be Gift Aided.
To find out more about our current operation and impact read our 2022 Quarter 1 report.