Hi, I'm Adele and I work for Kirkstall Valley Development Trust. Our staff, board and volunteers work incredibly hard to make the Kirkstall Valley a better place to live and grow up. We work across 3 sites in Kirkstall and have a Community hub, food pantry and community farm
One of the projects we have been working on is creating an effective community space at the farm where we run playschemes, tots groups, private parties and community events.
We had some bad news today, we were absolutely gutted that overnight someone has come onto Kirkstall Valley Farm and stolen our stainless steel kitchen worktops, pans and even the kitchen sink - they actually cut through the pipework to take that!
It's not just the cost of replacing these things - although that's bad enough - it's the volunteer time and effort that has gone into making a serviceable kitchen that we can cater from for events. Over Easter we provided over 400 meals to children and their families.
I was just totting up how many people and households KVDT feed each week.
70 - 80 households from our food pantry.
30 - 40 from our community cafe
100+ veg boxes each week.
Our staff and volunteers work their socks off - they don't need to have things made even more challenging...
Now we just need to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and start again...
Lots of love to all you who do appreciate us... you're what makes it all worthwhile.
There has been a massive outpouring of support on Facebook with numerous people suggesting we set up a crowd funder so hear it is!