Covid-19 Meal Service

Like so many, we at BreadnButter have had to change the way we work since the outbreak of Covid-19.  For the immediate future we can no longer bring communities together in order to socialise and learn cookery skills. We have however, thanks to some generous funding, been able to adapt in order to cook up nutritious meals and deliver them to our local communities in Barnet, Brent and Enfield.

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North London Hospitals
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Recipe Meal Kits delivered
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Getting a meal to someone in need costs about £2, a £10 donation enables us to feed a family of four or five and £100 will help us feed around 50 people a hot nutritious meal.
Thank you

The Bread n Butter team

Our Partners

We wouldn’t be able to make the amount of meals we do without our partners. Together with The Stonegrove Community Trust and The Hive we are able to prepare and deliver nutritious meals to community groups and households in Barnet.

Working with our network of schools and Edmonton Community Partnership we are able to supply nutritious meals to community groups and households in Brent and Enfield. Sil Aneru is our Nigerian Chef cooking up traditional foods for the Afro-Caribbean communities in Enfield.

We started off as a small team but we are now proud to say we have a team of volunteers each day.

Each week The Felix Project donate up to 100 crates of fresh and ambient food – everyday is like Masterchef as we get our creative hats on to decide what meals we can make from our bounty. We’re catering for the isolated, elderly, vulnerable families and the high-risk BAME communities so variety is key.

Communities coming together

We have noticed that communities have really come together through this crisis. We have strengthened already existing relationships such as those with Colindale Community Trust at Grahame Park, Barnet Community Partnership at The Rainbow Centre and Homestart. We have also made new links such as with Inass here from Burnt Oak’s Women’s Group. Other new links include Homestart Harrow, Somali Group, Unitas, Barnfield School, Samantha Gathered (Edgware MA group) and Gratitude.

We’ve continued to support our local East Finchley food bank but we’ve reached out to Muswell Food Bank, Colindale Food Bank, Tottenham Food Banks and the homeless men’s shelter in Edmonton too.

Protecting the vulnerable

We aren’t just working with community groups though. We are supporting specific members of the community that we know are vulnerable. We delivering meals and food parcels to their doors. We reaching Individuals that previously attending our classes or those that we have been directed to such as through links with Barnet Carers and St Peter’s Church.

We’re not just present in Barnet though, thanks to funding from Tesco Bags for Life we are able to provide meals to the elderly and isolated in Mendip house in Edmonton Green.

Bringing the community together

We have also made new links with community members such as Katie, a local mum from High Barnet who is also making meals for her local community and has also delivered meals to the NHS staff at Barnet, thanks to food donations from local community members. Through our links with The Felix Project we are able to provide her with invaluable free food deliveries.

Bountagu Project

We’ve also teamed up with Bountagu Project in Edmonton and are providing weekly meals to their lunch club members so they don’t completely miss out on their ‘normal’ weekly experience. We’ve delivered English classics such as Beef Stew and Lemon Drizzle cake but have introduced them to more contemporary dishes too such as Oriental Salmon and Vegetable Tagine. Thanks to the approval of Rev. Tina and the Bountagu board we are able to cook for the lunch club and Mendip House from the St Peter’s church kitchen Edmonton – another example of community collaboration – more cooking venue’s for us helps with social distancing for our staff.
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NHS Heroes

Proud to say we’ve been able to lift a few spirits at the ICU units of Barnet and Northwick Hospital with our meal provisions.