With the cost of living rising many more people are going to be finding it tough to put food on the table and pay all of their household bills. This will have an affect on mental and physical well being.
Here at PCA we have volunteers trying to ease the effects of food poverty, food waste, malnutrition, isolation and culture deprivation by way of free and donation based food boxes, meals, friendship café and market, befriending services, creative activities and events.
Our running costs are not free so we gratefully receive any cash donations. Our main overheads are fresh foodstuffs, rent, vehicle maintenance, tax and insurance. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for monetary donations and bank account information or you can donate direct to our PayPal page here.
We understand that times are hard and not everyone has any spare cash, but there are ways to help which won’t cost you anything extra. If you’re a member of CO-OP you can choose us as your local community cause – that means that for every £1 you spend on Co-op branded products 2p goes to us. It’s really easy to do. Just go to https://www.coop.co.uk/local-causes and select Positive Community Action as your local cause.
You can also support us by signing up with easyfundraising which includes many online shops offering differing percentages to your chosen cause: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/cause/pcca/
By helping fund our services you are helping your neighbours who are having to make tough decisions. We get some very emotional feedback but we couldn’t do it without the support of our community.
As funds are limited and we have been relying on the good will of volunteers, it has taken a while longer than anticipated to convert our bus to reach the strict food hygiene standards that safety demands, so we are also reaching out to electricians and gas safety engineers who may be able to give up their time and expertise to finish off some crucial elements to our refurbishment. If you feel you could help in this way please do get in touch at email@example.com.
It’s important to have a home of our own, as premises we’ve temporarily rented out are being used again and groups are opening up once more. The decision to buy a double decker bus gives us space to run our services and allows us to become mobile, reaching more people in our communities.
Thank you for your continued support