What have we been doing?
1. Good Through Food is officially a charity
We received notification of our accreditation on September 25th from OSCR after 10 weeks. Huge thanks to Lee Stevenson at SVE Stirling for all her support, time, energy, passion and guidance. OSCR had no queries regarding our project which is unusual considering our scale, impact and operating model.
2. The proof is quite literally in the pudding
We’re shortlisting the final 4 of 5 independent food businesses in Scotland who can help us understand how their customers interact with Good Through Food in their restaurants. Our pilot, proof of concept project will run for 3 months from January until March with impact reports delivered monthly during the pilot.
As our pilot takes shape, we’ll be supporting the independent restaurant partners to raise their profile and explore how we ensure their customers are aware of what Good Through Food is and how they can support our mission to end hunger, one meal at a time. We’ll be doing some significant PR locally and nationally and we really hope this is something that their customers can take pride in.
In preparation for the completion of the pilot, we will be ensuring our systems and processes are fit for growth and that our partners are primed and ready to support. We will also be looking to hire our first colleagues in April 20 to support and drive our growth.
We aim to have our first national restaurant partner on-board and ready to launch in May 20 and are already in early stage discussions with 1 small national chain.
Whatever is raised locally, will be used locally.
What do we need?
We will be raising funds to support the core functions required to grow, and will be entering discussions with funders shortly. Please forward this mail to any connections you think may be able to contribute either financially or in kind, remember, charitable donations are tax deductible and would be delightfully received.
We’re really keen to speak to restaurant chains who may wish to get involved post pilot. If you know any restaurant chains, or have connections to their parent companies, we would be grateful if you could please make an introduction.
3. Spread the word
Our social media pages are now up and running and we have linked them below. Please give them a follow and help spread the word about Good Through Food, we would really appreciate it.