Covid-19 Meal Service

Like so many, we at Bread n Butter have had to change the way we work since the outbreak of Covid-19.  With our classes temporarily on hold we continued to support our communities by cooking and delivering nutritious meals to the isolated and vulnerable in Enfield, Barnet and Brent. In August 2020 we adapted our services again and have since been preparing and delivering our Recipe Meal Kits to individuals and families thereby creating a sustainable solution through the provision and education of how to prepare a healthy meal.

Meals delivered
Felix food crates used
Supported communities
North London Hospitals
Household Food Parcels
Food banks supported
Recipe Meal Kits delivered
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Getting a Meal Kit to a family in need costs about £5, a £10 donation enables us to feed 2 families of four and £100 will help us educate and feed around 80 people.
Thank you

The Bread n Butter team

Our Partners

We wouldn’t have been able to make the amount of meals we did without our partners; The Stonegrove Community Trust, The Hive and The Felix Project. Each week The Felix Project donated up to 100 crates of fresh and ambient food – everyday was like Masterchef as we got our creative hats on to decide what meals we could make from our bounty. We catered for the isolated, elderly, vulnerable families and the high-risk BAME communities so variety is key.

Working with our network of schools and Edmonton Community Partnership we were 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.

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. In Edmonton we have collaborated our services with T.O.C.s and B.A.S.E.

We’ve continued to support East Finchley food bank but we’ve reached out to 3 food banks in Edmonton (B.A.S.E, ARC and St Peter’s Church as well as the men’s homeless shelter) plus food banks in Muswell Hill and Colindale Food Bank.

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 provided weekly meals to their lunch club members so they didn’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 were able to cook for the lunch club and Mendip House from the St Peter’s church kitchen Edmonton – another example of community collaboration. We are now continuing to support their most vulnerable community members with our Recipe Meal Kits.

NHS Heroes

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