The Bevy is the UK’s only community owned pub located on a housing estate. They host weekly social lunches for older people, an Art and Crafts Group, a Dementia Cafe, free cookery classes, adult education courses and more.
The word is spreading about the Bevy’s amazing community lunches. Chefs Baz and Marco are taking ingredients from Fareshare Sussex that would have gone to waste and are instead conjuring up delicious, healthy, nutritious meals for only £4.00. However, they want more people to benefit from the gorgeous grub so they have lunched a Crowdfunder campaign to enable them to get further out into the local community.
The Bevy know that there are many people in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean who cannot always get over to the pub but are craving Marco’s incredible blue cheese and mushroom lasagne or Baz’s crucial curries. Their plan is to deliver lunches to local work places from Monday to Friday.
They also want to make a difference for people who might find feeding themselves a bit of a struggle, whether because of a tight budget or a limited ability to shop and cook, or maybe just because it’s a pleasure for someone to bring a delicious meal to the front door.
They will be working with local partners like Chomp, Brighton Table Tennis Club, and with local sheltered accommodation providers, to ensure local residents who most need a tasty home cooked meal will benefit from the meals, based on their needs rather than their ability to pay.
So, to make this happen The Bevy need your help.
They need some new kitchen equipment, a vehicle, and some funding to pay a driver whilst they build up the delivery service to become self funding.
Their current Crowdfunding campaign needs to raise £12,000 to achieve their first set of goals. The good news is that Power to Change, a fund set up specifically to help community businesses like The Bevy, is match funding donations pound for pound!
So please dig deep and help get The Bevy square meals onto round wheels!
For more information go to https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bevybite