Big Feed Project
The Big Feed project is delivered by The Active Wellbeing Society. It brings people together over food by providing a safe, welcoming space at our community cafes. People can enjoy a hearty meal whilst meeting and spending time with others in their community. The cafés provide tasty meals made from good surplus food that would otherwise end up in landfill.
The project intercepts food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets, restaurants and other sources; turning it into healthy, nutritious meals for all on a Pay As You Feel basis.
As-Suffa provides a number of programmes and support mechanisms to assist the community. Initially established in 2012 to meet the needs of the homeless community in Birmingham, what started as a ‘feeding the homeless’ service once a week, has now grown into a number of projects that function all across the United Kingdom
Al Falaah Masjid is a community mosque that serves members from Birmingham and the surrounding areas. It aims to develop the understanding of Islam, advance the education of children, youths and adults, provide recreational facilities, and to relieve poverty, distress and sickness.
Birmingham City Council is the local government body responsible for the governance of the City of Birmingham. Birmignham City Council (Wellbeing Service) is a key partner which works with us to deliver the wellbeing offer for Birmingham citizens. They have a dedicated advice page.
Birmingham Children’s Trust exists to make a positive difference for children, young people and families in the city.
Birmingham Community Solidarity: Coronavirus Response is a Facebook group that is dedicated to supporting vulnerable people, particularly the elderly, within the community.
St. Paul’s Community Development Trust is a charity based in Balsall Heath that aims to work with and alongside people in Balsall Heath and the wider neighbourhood to promote education, recreation and life-long learning.
Saheli Hub is dedicated to improving community health and wellbeing by providing innovative services and solutions that educates, motivates, inspires and empowers. They deliver a programme of free indoor and outdoor activities for women only funded through Sport England’s LDP fund.
Good Gym Birmingham is a group of runners that combines regular exercise with doing good for the community. Volunteers run to help out older people in Birmingham with one-off tasks or to provide company, as well as plant trees for the local community and help sort cans for the food bank.
FareShare West Midlands redistributes surplus food to 151 organisations across West Midlands that work with people in need, from families on low income and older people at risk of isolation to those affected by homelessness and mental health issues. The charities FareShare works with provide crucial support services alongside freshly cooked nutritious meals.
Change Kitchen is a social enterprise that creates and serves ethical, locally sourced food which celebrates cultural diversity and brings people together. They run healthy budget cookery classes for community groups, housing associations, corporate teams and the general public.
Bearded Broz are a community group of volunteers who promote Islamic values and raise awareness about local issues. They collect donations for the food bank and deliver food supplies directly to people’s doors.
Labour Councillor Nicky Brennan has set up a Brum Baby Bank to help mothers with supplies of nappies, milk, baby wipes and other items.
North Edgbaston Action Team (NEAT) are a voluntary group who carry out Streetwatch patrols and litter picks to enhance the area on city road and neighbouring streets.
Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre. If you suspect you’ve been the victim of fraud or have information about a potential fraudster, you can contact Action Fraud via their website.
WMNow is a free community messaging system that delivers up to date information from police and partners direct to your inbox. From updates on crime, to local news, appeals and safety advice, don’t miss out on information that’s important to you – sign up now.
In these challenging times Age UK Birmingham and Age UK Sandwell have had to move swiftly in response to the current health crisis, and have been working hard with their teams and volunteers to redirect their resources to create Emergency Services for Older People, their Carers and Families.
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