More than a meal service…
…Food is Medicine, Food is Love
Our team of volunteer champions have cooked 250,000 + free freshly made nutritious meals and delivered them across the City of Brighton & Hove since March 2020 to anyone who would benefit from a fresh nutritious meal regardless of postcode or income and we are still cooking and delivering across the city, now working in partnership with the NHS & Brighton & Hove City Council as Social Care Providers, delivering care and nutritious meals to our most vulnerable neighbours.
Thrilled to be in the UK Top 100 Social Enterprises, for the second consecutive year! Thanks to the incredible work from our amazing volunteers and supporters
From 2020 – 2022 The Health Foundation commissioned Health Equity in England: Marmot Review 10 Years On, explaining how access to affordable fresh nutritious food has a massive affect on outcomes for people’s longterm health. Bryan Coyle, founder and joint CEO of EBFC contributed to this brilliant Review. Please Click in the link to read the review Health Equity in England: Marmot Review 10 Years On,
Thank you to the wonderful Enjoolata Foundation and the great article on their website about our work, Nourishing Community, Sustaining Change…and Lulu for her much needed help, volunteering on one of our busy community meals on wheels service days! Enjoolata were one of our first ever funders to step in and help during the pandemic and continue to be a supportive force for us and other community organisations. It was lovely to have Lulu at Baker Street seeing first hand what we do and how we do it. Pictured here with Head of Kitchen & Catering, Seagull Sue and wonder Thursday volunteer Wendy, who regularly helps save the day on her day off from work.
Latest TV’s William Ranierre came to film EBFC’s kitchen in full swing and spread the news on EBFC’s National Meals on Wheels Petition to make Meals on Wheels Statutory. We were also Invited up to Parliament and The House of Lords to present our Data Impact Report in October and meet fellow meals on wheelers. The NHS England Leadership & Personal Care Cohort 2022 are very interested in our report and petition. Please go to our petition page to sign both petitions!
EBFC’s meals are made with Love by our wonderful team and are packed full of nutrition. We were making and delivering daily fresh nutritious meals citywide during Covid in Brighton and Hove. Our meals are freshly prepared with the best ingredients and we have meat or vegetarian options, all delivered to your door by our Delivery Angels.
If you would like to make a donation for someone to receive a fresh nutritious meal or meals please see our bank details below.
£3 will pay for 1 fresh healthy nutritious meal to be cooked and delivered
£20 will pay for 1 weeks fresh healthy nutritious meals to be cooked and delivered
£95 will pay for 1 months fresh healthy nutritious meals to be cooked and delivered
East Brighton Food CIC – Account No. 38650998 – Sort code 23 05 80
COVID 19 & 250,000+ Free Freshly Made Nutritious Meals
Our volunteer champions have cooked 250,000 + free freshly made gourmet meals and delivered them across the City of Brighton & Hove since the first lock down in March 2020 to anyone who would benefit from a fresh nutritious meal regardless of postcode or income and we are still cooking and delivering across the city, now working in partnership with the NHS.
East Brighton Food Co-op started operations in May 2019 to bring healthy food and community cooking to Whitehawk, Bristol Estate and Manor Farm through community events, workshops and cookery classes. We had to cancel these activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020 we sprang into action in support of our community establishing the Emergency Food Hub & kitchens; the first kitchen at the Bristol Estate Community Centre and the second, our home of 2 years, the Robert Lodge Community Kitchen, where the local residents have been a huge support; volunteering to cook, clean, keep the stores in order, deliver, and being altogether amazing.
24 Baker Street, BN1 4JN
We moved to 2 different locations over the month of March 2022, almost 2 years to the day after opening our first kitchen on Bristol Estate Community Centre, we took over the lease at 24 Baker Street, BN1 4JN for our meal delivery service kitchen, in the city centre, while also setting up our free cookery school and lunch club kitchen at Kingfisher Court in Whitehawk… both very exciting new steps in our journey…now in 2023 we will be having a major refurbishment at 24 Baker Street during the summer to get our community cafe and community delivered meals on wheels service up to speed at our Baker Street location for May 2023.
To place a meal order please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to volunteer for cooking, delivering, admin or anything else please contact: email@example.com
Since lock down began it’s been a pleasure and a privilege serving our community during such challenging times and we will continue to do so into the future.
We are a not for profit Community Interest Company and are working hard to bring the healing power of a great nutritious meal to our communities across Brighton & Hove. Also fruit & veg box schemes, cookery classes, lunch clubs, volunteer, training & employment opportunities as well as bringing enjoyable, nutritional, educational events to our local area, putting in place the infrastructure needed to make sure the people who live here can enjoy cooking and eating healthy food.
EBFC ran 2 Emergency Food Hub Kitchens in East Brighton during lockdown, Robert Lodge in Whitehawk and our first kitchen, The Bristol Estate Community Kitchen.
…keep washing your hands and surfaces
Our pilot project is funded by Nesta and the Dunhill Medical Trust’s Social Movement for Health in addition to Causewayed