It is estimated that in the past year, 1.6 million food bank parcels were given to people in crisis across the UK. More than half a million of these went to children. We now know that 80% of every person hungry never uses a food bank because the food on offer is so poor – We created Share to be an antidote to this poor food offer and it is our mission to make sure every hungry person its fed good fresh food.
At Can Cook, we believe that good food is a human right and that everybody should have access to fresh food by choice, regardless of their circumstances. In 2016 we launched the Share Your Lunch campaign, in partnership with the Liverpool Echo & celebrity chef Simon Rimmer. Thanks to public & corporate donations, Share Your Lunch quickly became the biggest fresh food-aid offer of its kind in the UK. Since then, we’ve distributed over 150,000 free, fresh meals for families in crisis, going on to work with Liverpool City Council and partnering with Flintshire County Council to spread our good food-aid provision across North Wales.
This summer, we’ll distribute thousands more free fresh meals across Liverpool & North Wales for children facing Holiday Hunger during the school break.