Raise Money for Brixton Pound Cafe CIC

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Raised by 6 people in 27 days
Brixton Pound Cafe is London's first and only radical, pay-what-you-can cafe using surplus food saved from landfill. With the help of City Harvest, we save 50kg of fresh produce every week and use it to create our delicious, affordable and inventive vegan & vegetarian menu. We need your help to keep the cafe running as it's a vital resource in our community, providing a non-judgemental space with fantastic coffee and hot meals. We are looking to raise £10,000 over the next month ensure the future of our radical community project and help share our knowledge and practical expertise with other local and national organisations.
Our main aims are; to actively reduce food waste in the borough of Lambeth, to host accessible events promoting health and well-being, and to socially engage the most isolated and vulnerable members of our community. Pay-what-you-can works very simply; all food and drink in our cafe has suggested prices, but we encourage patrons who can to pay more, so that others can pay less. What would you normally pay? How much can you pay today? Are you able to help someone else out? 


Since January 2017 we have saved 3.2 tonnes of waste food, served 11,500 pay-what-you-can meals to our 18,000 customers, and collaborated with over 25 local organisations in the name of social justice and food activism.

We operate with a small team of staff who manage the day-to-day running of the cafe and are supported by a bank of volunteers who progress through our Work Training Programme. Volunteers come from all backgrounds and abilities and they are valued members of the team, bringing their ideas, vibe and music choice with them so every day is different!

The main benefactors of your donations will be our amazing customers who will be able to continue enjoying the relaxed, inviting atmosphere, our delicious and healthy food, great coffee and all the events we have to offer. Your money will go directly towards the running costs of the cafe, including staff wages (at London Living Wage), premises rental, bills & maintenance, which will make an enormous impact to its long-term security and effectiveness as a social and environmental project.

Brixton Pound Cafe is a non-profit business which relies heavily on the generosity of its patrons. The cafe also supports itself through a combination of sales of Brixton Pounds, a local alternative currency which is coming up to its 10-year anniversary, hiring out the cafe and basement for meetings, parties, film screenings, yoga classes and other community events, and running pay-what-you-can supper clubs and off-site catering for local organisations using our surplus food. Our cafe manager Sean also runs frequent fermentation workshops, demonstrating traditional and modern techniques of how to preserve fruit and vegetables.

On behalf of all the staff, volunteers and patrons of Brixton Pound Cafe, we are grateful for all donations made, no matter how big or small. You could donate the cost of a cup of coffee, a month's worth of hot meals, or enough to buy us a new oven; everything will be appreciated!
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