Sacred Food Mission
Back in 2019 we had a dream for 2020.
The dream was to crowdfund a food truck in which we would travel around Europe, rescue food waste from supermarkets, and cook it up for the homeless on the streets.
In September 2019 we had much fun creating this promo video:
We also started searching for potential food trucks, but ultimately things were not flowing back then and so we decided to let go of the idea.
They say that dreams dreamt are seeds planted, and that some grow and bear fruit. Once planted though, the dreamer does not control the outcome, but must surrender & embrace the unexpected.
Fast forward to 2020 and the seed has sprouted into something we could not possibly imagine...
Mid April we went to donate a couple of food boxes to our local Food Bank on Gozo. We got chatting with Belinda, one of the co-founders of the food bank, and before we knew it we had launched a fundraising campaign to support them.
Since then we have been doing a weekly shop:
We also pledged to cook a weekly meal for families on the island with food rescued from local grocery stores. This way we can make sure that each household is getting at least one nutritious & wholesome meal per week.
Sunday has become our Soup Kitchen Day:
At this point (8th May) we have cooked 3 weekly meals and managed to do 3 campaign shops. The support we have received so far has been amazing, we just hope we can keep this going as long as there are people who need support during these uncertain times.
There are also other ways YOU can support the Sacred Food Mission:
The link above takes you to our GoFundMe campaign where you can donate & stay updated :)
GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN UPDATE (15/10/2020): This campaign is still running, although there hasn't been much movement for the past 3 months. The last campaign shop was on the 20th July 2020. In total we managed to raise 1,453.68€ which we spread across 9 campaign shops. We are super grateful to have been able to support to our local foodbank during the first few months of the COVID Crisis. Thank you to everyone who donated & supported this campaign.
THE DREAM CONTINUES....
GOZO SOUP KITCHEN TRIAL 2020 (20th Nov - 25th December): on November 2nd we received an unexpected message from someone we had never met or even spoken to before. It was James from "Magic School Bus". He was planning to leave Gozo and was looking for someone to take on his Food Truck!! Hang on a minute...? Was our dream from 2019 coming true in the most magical & mysterious way?!
Cutting a long story short, we joined forces with "Magic School Bus" and brought life to the first ever "Gozo Soup Kitchen" on wheels. The idea was to serve as a medium for those who can to "pay it forward" and for those who cannot to receive on the other end. As we like to put it: "From the Community, For the Community".
THE GOZO SOUP KITCHEN RETURNS
God Bless You.
Jack & Corinna