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Eat Fresh & Do Good – support food banks & the NHS with a veg box!

Eat Fresh & Do Good – support food banks & the NHS with a veg box! Posted on 02/10/2020Leave a comment
Ahoy, hello! My name is Jenny. I am a thirty-something human female from Manchester in the north of England. I enjoy rainy days and sad songs, custard donuts and salt & pepper chips and beer, lentil dhal and fried okra, X-Files and Twin Peaks, fierce fat heroines and mental health advocates, dogs and cats and otters and a very special beirdo. To paraphrase Sylvia Plath: "I blog because there is a voice within me that insists on writing lots of ridiculous chuff".

UK fronds! I want very much to tell you about SHOP AND DONATE. This initiative is an excellent way to get your fruits and veggies, as well as dried goods and PPE, and other household items. That’s because when you buy from their online shop, you are directly supporting UK food banks, vulnerable community residents, and the NHS. What started a few years back as a community hub eventually morphed into a food bank. When Covid hit, CEO Danny Barnes quit his job to fully dedicate himself to the work of Shop and Donate. In their own words:

The main focus of Shop And Donate since April has been helping the wider community and areas of the UK through Covid-19. Our CEO Danny Barnes thought forward about the impacts of this pandemic and strived to build a self-sustainable, community based service to help everyone, regardless of background, via food packages, telephone befriending and hot meal delivery. So far we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback on our services which has urged us to continue our work and aspire to be the No. 1 Community Online Shop.

S&D has a goal to be self-sufficient and totally sustainable within 6 months, and establish the organisation permanently, for Covid times and beyond. This is such a wonderful enterprise and I will definitely be ordering more fruit and veg boxes in the future. Delivery is fast and safe, see below to see how my goods arrived.

Click here to see a short video showing a recent visit to St Mary’s Hospital to pass on gifts to the staff there <3

Catch up with Shop and Donate either on their website (where you can read about all the wonderful work they are doing) or on social media:

Shop and Donate kindly sent me a fruit and veg box to try out. Being up north in Manchester I was a little concerned about how a box o’ soft fresh goods would fare on the journey, but the whole lovely lot arrived in perfect condition.

I decided to work through the box during the last week or so, and now I’ll show you some of the yummers vegan dishes I cooked up….

Thanks for the onion and fresh plum tomatoes that went into this very tasty bruschetta!

Thank you for the potatoes that went into this extremely hearty dinner of M&S kiev, mushy peas, and mash!

Thanks for the white and spring onion that went into this delicious kimchi stew, and the cucumber and spinach that went into these Korean side dishes!

And finally, thank you for the apples, plums, and lemons that all contributed to this delicious apple and plum pie!

Please do check out S&D and consider buying your next fruit and/or veg box from them. And thank you again Shop & Donate for asking me to share what you do with my readers!


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