Cracking Good Food Coronavirus Appeal

We are facing the greatest public health and economic emergency in living memory.
Cracking Good Food has launched a fundraising appeal, to support vulnerable communities
impacted by the global coronavirus crisis.

Your donation will directly support our nonprofit work in delivering free cooked meals to
people struggling with poverty, redundancy and/or self-isolation.

We cannot do this work without your support. Together we can get through this.
Thank you for your help.

PLEASE DONATE

Our response to the Coronavirus

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To date our food has been kindly donated by @unicorngrocery, restaurants (the Font & Volta), individuals, allotments and Fareshare Gtr Mcr. Thank you all.

Our cooks are now without a job, so are being paid a lower rate to cook this food, turning it into nutritious meals, whilst helping to keep their heads above water too. The food is then distributed to the many communities in need across Manchester.

To date, we’ve delivered meals directly to families, individuals and organisations working to alleviate food poverty in Openshaw, Longsight, OldMoat, Mersey Bank Estate, Chorlton Park, Miles Platting the Cheetham Hill.

Donations to our Appeal have enabled us to cover these costs to date. We are busy writing numerous emergency funding bids of course, but we have received nothing to date, so your support is vital for us to continue this work.

We are delivering meals to many of the communities and hostels with whom we already work, and are attempting to respond to the many urgent requests for food that are flooding in.

The need is so great. And it’s getting greater by the day.

If you can volunteer to help distribute meals or cook please contact amanda@crackinggoodfood.org

If you’re a community in need of support or would like to be added to our Newsletter please contact kate@crackinggoodfood.org

If you can help write funding bids or wish to develop a greater response network, please contact adele@crackinggoodfood.org

Thank you. Together we can do this.

Thank you – we believe that everyone deserves good food. We’re a social enterprise, so no vested interests just a joint mission to make the world a kinder, cleaner and tastier place!

Cracking Good Food

Empowering & enabling all communities
to access good affordable food from scratch

We campaign against food waste and the many causes of climate change.
We fight for social justice, a Living Wage and good food for all, sourced through the local economy.
Everyone deserves good food and it’s affordable IF you know WHAT to cook and HOW.

We campaign against food waste and the many causes of climate change. We fight for social justice, a Living Wage and good food for all, sourced through the local economy.

Everyone deserves good food and it’s affordable IF you know WHAT to cook and HOW.

COOKERY SCHOOL

Breadmaking, Cantonese, Pasta, Japanese, Foraging and so much more! Bookings support core running costs enabling us to work in communities.

HOSTELS

We deliver FREE 10 week cooking programmes at 4 Manchester Homeless Prevention Hostels.

EDUCATION

Upskilling School Cooks, teachers, parents, children and students to embrace a good food culture!

FORAGING

Full or half day wild food forages across Manchester, Cheshire and Yorkshire.

CAMPAIGNING

Fighting against food, fuel poverty and homelessness by promoting the Living Wage and fair working conditions.

COOKBANK & TRAINING

Specific training to set up Community Cooking Clubs that embrace positive environmental change.

HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

Teaching communities how to cook healthy, affordable food also brings neighbours together socially.

GREATER MANCHESTER POVERTY ACTION

Our joint mission is to eradicate food poverty in Greater Manchester.

TEAMBUILDING & PARTIES

Anytime, anywhere! Food brings people together, we would love to cook with you.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is a key element of our working practices.

HEALTHY REWARDS

Anytime, anywhere! Food brings people together, we would love to cook with you.

GIFT VOUCHERS

Give a cooking session or two as an original, fun, experiential gift!

GET INVOLVED

Come and find out more about our range of sponsorship opportunities to support Cracking Good Food & the GMFPA Skills & Training subgroup to eradicate Food Poverty in Greater Manchester.

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Make a difference to communities currently living in food poverty. Your donation will help us inspire and educate communities and individuals to know and appreciate the importance of good food .

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Cracking Good Food is supported by over 100 volunteers without whom we would not be able to deliver our extensive programme of cookery classes, courses, workshops and demos.

we need you!

COMMUNITY COOKING

Find out more about the full range of our historic community outreach work from 2010 up to 2019.

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We won Best Business in 2018.

This 1 minute film is about what we do, and was voted upon by the public.

Have a look!

We pay a minimum of £9.50 per hour, 20p more than the official hourly rate. This is for all our team, with no exceptions for those under 25.

All Living costs have to be met irrespective of age.

MEET OUR TEAM

Amanda Aiken

Kala Mandviwala

Marcello Ghiretti

Sam Sin

Rob Tomlinson

Meet The Rest of The Team

OUR VALUES

As a company and as individuals we value:

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  • Co-operative and collaborative working

  • Flexibility and enthusiasm

  • Integrity and honesty

  • Care for customers as well as food

  • Respect for our environment

  • Supporting the local economy

  • Fair pay

  • Constructive self-criticism and organisational improvement

  • Sustainability, as individuals, as an organisation and in a wider context