Our Volunteer Kitchen

Our Volunteer Kitchen

We’ve very proud to announce we’ve partnered with The Matthew Tree Project, a Bristol-based charity which works to empower and support people who have fallen into crisis.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, new referrals of those in need have increased by a staggering 260%. As a result, The Matthew Tree Project is now running a mobile food delivery providing over 9,000 nutrient rich meals a week to Bristol and South Gloucestershire’s most vulnerable households – which is where our volunteer kitchens come in.

To support this brilliant initiative, we’ve transformed two of our cafe kitchens into production lines run by volunteer BTP team members who (strictly 2 metres apart, naturally) are busy batch cooking everything they can get their hands on. What would otherwise be food-waste is being whipped up into ratatouille, pasta bakes, beef stroganoff and even a few hundred puddings.

Here they are in action…
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New Product Manager Alice honing her chopping skills IMG 7356
Amy from The Matthew Tree on a soup collection
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Park Street Assistant Manager Finley working his magic

To keep the volunteering going, we’re now in urgent need of donations so we can buy additional basic ingredients. Our commitment to making this better is more important than ever, so if you can spare a few pounds to help us we’d be seriously grateful. Head to our fundraising page here now and donate whatever you can, however big or small – just £2 can feed someone for a day.

Thank you