About the Initiative
Food for Thought is a one-day event, based at our West London drop-in centre
Your employees have the chance to meet our service users, share life experiences, and work together to bake biscuits and cakes to be sold in aid of the project.
Food for Thought is great fun, perfect for team- building, builds our service users' cofidence, and helps build bridges between participants.
Let's build better futures, together
The event is aimed at giving our service users a sense of ownership of the project, plus
a chance to work alongside professionals, boosting their confidence and improving their employability.
As well as aiding your corporate social responsibility goals, the day will give staff a better understanding of working with different people in the community, help them bond as a team, and improve their leadership and motivational skills. The event also raises vital funds for the project.
How the Day Works
The day runs from 1pm to 5pm
Introduction to the project, our aims and activities
Meet the service users for a chat over tea and coffee
Participants work with service users to bake biscuits and cakes and package them
We ask participants to sell the cakes to fellow employees/friends/ family members with proceeds being donated to the project
What We Do
Our core service is a friendly facility, located close to Barons Court and West Kensington tube
stations, where people who are vulnerable through homelessness or mental health problems can find
a safe and welcoming space to socialise
They can also find support and access our other services, including our life skills programme, teaching essen als such as personal development, stress management, computer literacy and cookery
Support people on low incomes who are vulnerable to mental ill health and/or homelessness
Reduce isolation and build up community
Offer opportunities for self development and participation
Provide free or subsidised practical services
Reduce the risk of people becoming homeless
Where our Money Goes
Just £80 provides 4 hours of 1-to-1 support, £480 would fund an 8 week computer course for 6 service users, £1000 would pay the costs for our shower and laundry service for a year for rough sleepers
We charge for a Food for Thought day per participant, depending on the size of the group. Prices for the event our open to negotiation. Please contact us to discuss
We are grateful to Hammersmith and Fulham Council for their funding. Their grants make up 27% of the projects annual costs.
You can help us with our fundraising target by donating securely online at JustGiving.com. No gift is too small and all donations will be used to enable us to provide our services and activities for those who need us. Thank you!
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