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Food Poverty
Your Farmer Meals

Your Farmer Meals

We are excited to be working with Your Farmer to get food to people in Food Crisis during the Coronavirus pandemic. With the support and funding of local councils, churches and organisations, we have been able to distribute meal hampers in Warwick and Nuneaton to those in need.

The Your Farmer farm is based in Luton, and produces fresh, full-flavoured frozen produce, including meats, oven ready vegetable and potato side dishes and oven ready main meals. Your Farmer has achieved 'High Welfare' status, which means they achieve excellent working practices, beyond what is expected in day-to-day production, on a constant basis!

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The Farming Food Bank

Your Farmer not only produce high quality food at incredibly reasonable prices - they give it away too! When somebody purchases meals from Your Farmer, that purchase generates free meals which are distributed to people in food crisis through one of their 'Food Bank Partners'. We are so thrilled to work with them, and to be able to distribute free food to those most in need in Nuneaton and Warwick.

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3534 food hampers given out

across Warwick and Nuneaton since Summer 2020

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Around 63,000 meals given out

in Warwick since the first lockdown began in March 2020

Your Farmer Meals at Saints Nuneaton

At Saints, our Nuneaton based cafe and community hub, we have been distributing Your Farmer meals in food hamper programs, which began at our Summer Staycation, and includes October Half Term, the November Lockdown, Christmas and January and February so far! We have obtained funding from Defra and through our local council to support us in this.

The aim is to support families and individuals who have fallen on hard times due to the pandemic, from people who have lost work, to families on free school meals, to households with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable.

During normal opening, we also operate a Your Farmer market stall within the Saints building, and with the sale of meals free ones are generated through the 'Farming Foodbank' for us to give away to someone in Food Crisis.

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Some of the 180 meal hampers distributed at Christmas
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Saints volunteers manning a food hamper station

Your Farmer Meals at TCT Warwick

Over in Warwick, our colleague Stacey established a Your Farmer Meals 'Frozen Foodbank' in June 2020, in partnership with New Life Church Warwick, and with funding from a Defra Food Charities grant.

TCT work with over 40 frontline organisations (churches, community centres, charities, social services, local councils etc) directly supplying them with food they distribute to those in most need, and their dedicated team of volunteers provide direct deliveries to adults and families experiencing food crisis every week.

They also work with 8 schools organising collections for free school meals receiving families, and have been driving out with a refrigerated van to drop-off slots each school holiday since the pandemic began.

A foodbank/collection point has been set up in Mary's Sweet Memories Sweet Shop in Warwick town centre, allowing both the purchase of the meals (to generate free meals) and the claiming of free meals through a voucher system. Vouchers are distributed to key organisations to give to families and individuals identified by them, and those vouchers can be redeemed in store, allowing the bearer to pick out what they want from the freezer and bring it to the counter. This gives them the dignity of collecting food in a place where they cannot be identified as a non-paying customer, as well as their own choice, rather than receiving a pre-packed parcel.

Stacey at Warwick YFM Foodbank
Stacey at the Warwick Your Farmer Meals Frozen Foodbank

"We’ve never tried buffalo beef before and you can tell it’s really good quality and healthy. My kids ate every last bit!"

Family who collected a hamper at Saints Nuneaton

Put food on someone else's table

When you buy a meal through the Your Farmer App or website, a free one is generated and distributed to someone in food crisis. A way to help others from the comfort of your own home!

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