Poverty Social Action Directory

Below is the information of organisations working in the area of Poverty:

Rainbow Junk-tion, Leeds

Rainbow Junk-tion is an independent Pay-As-You-Feel community café housed in All Hallows’ Church in Leeds. Using food from supermarkets and restaurants that would otherwise go to waste, the café creates healthy and nutritious meals for  anyone on a pay-as-you-feel basis. With this ethos in mind, Rainbow Junk-tion has three core aims, which are: to reduce food waste by intercepting food that would otherwise be thrown away; to reduce food poverty without taking away people’s pride by providing a pay-as-you-feel service; and to help build community, by bringing people from all walks of life together around a table of food and in the kitchen, thereby contributing to building a better community where everyone can trust and support each other. Rainbow Junk-tion relies on volunteers in order to be able to operate and are always eager to hear from those who would like to get involved. As a volunteer, you can get involved in the following activities: helping to come up with the menu based on ingredients sourced; helping to cook or prep food in the kitchen; acting as a server in the café or shop; helping to collect intercepted food from different points around the city; sorting through and organising donated food; distributing leaflets, posters or helping promote the café; assisting with the website and social media pages; or helping to keep the café clean and tidy. In return, volunteers have the opportunity to gain their food hygiene qualifications. To find out more, visit their website.

Church Action on Poverty, National

Church Action on Poverty is a national ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed to tackling poverty in the UK. They work in partnership with churches, as well as people in poverty themselves, to tackle the root causes of poverty. Church Action on Poverty is aware that the real experts on poverty are the people with live with it and their work is driven by their insights and experiences – helping to make sure that their voices are heard. A core part of their work is to speak truth to power, campaigning both nationally and locally for polices that will loosen the grip of poverty on people’s lives. You can get involved in Church Action on Poverty’s work in a number of ways, from joining a local group, to taking action by yourself, or using their courses and Bible studies as part of your Groups to get people planning some local actions. You can also use the prayer section of their website to find resources to help you pray about poverty justice. To find out more, visit their website.

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