Feeding the Family

Feeding the family is an innovative and loving response to a need we saw for the lonely and vulnerable in the local community of Basildon.

We deliver hot meals to the elderly, vulnerable and those that need to know that are loved, thought of and not alone in the Basildon area. We call them “Give bags” because it’s a gift to them and each bag includes a hot meal, a sweet treat and a soup. All freshly home cooked and is delivered by a friendly face once a week. For some this is the only person they may have seen all week.


Show kindness and compassion (love) to the lonely, vulnerable and those at risk of being lonely and vulnerable

Help recipients to become the best healthy version of themselves through:

Receiving freshly home cooked meals

Engaging in and gaining a sense of belonging in the community

Being empowered to contribute to making a positive impact in their own lives and the lives of their family, friends and the wider community

Give – Guide – Grow

GIVE love in the shape of a meal to Basildon residents that are likely to be affected by loneliness, reducing loneliness in the local community.

GUIDE recipients to connect to people in the community by teaching cooking skills & new recipes to try & share and volunteering opportunities. GROW recipients by signposting them to appropriate local resources & partners.

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