Sheffield coffee chain hopes to raise over £10,000 to feed the vulnerable

Sheffield coffee chain Tamper has set up a campaign to raise £11,840 to feed those in need across the city.

Tamper is working with Open Kitchens, a national non-profit food service, to provide 6,400 healthy freezable meals to the community.

Their JustGiving page has raised £3,375 towards its goal since it was set up last month.

Money raised will go towards reopening their doors and producing meals for 8 weeks at a rate of 800 meals per week.

Donations will also cover the cost of heating, electricity and other running costs, as well as the food supplies. Should they exceed the initial target it is hoped even more meals can be produced.

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown has left many people at risk in Sheffield, but just £1.85 is enough to provide a key meal to someone who needs it.

Once made the meals will be delivered by volunteer ‘Delivery Angels’ who will safely drop them off.

If you want to help out as a ‘Delivery Angel’ you can still apply through Open Kitchens’ Facebook page.