The Supper Collective is a group of local independent restaurants, cafes and bakeries, safely delivering free nutritious meals for the vulnerable, isolated, NHS and the homeless across the city.
Set up by Steve and Julia Holding, of the Pig and Pastry in Bishopthorpe Road, the collective includes community figures like Pete Kilbane, a volunteer and ward councillor who also works for Green Link Cycle Courier, along with other cycle delivery groups.
The group set up a Go Fund Me site to help pay for packaging, delivery and ingredients with a target of £1000. It has now raised more than £10,000.
York Collective cycle couriers, along with taxi firms, individual cyclists and people on foot, carry out doorstep deliveries to more than 50 vulnerable people. There are around 25 businesses involved, with one restaurant per day providing meals for York Hospital.
Steve and Julia coordinate the Supper Collective with key volunteers, while produce is donated from generous sources.
Supper Collective volunteers include Pete Kilbane, Frankie Hayes, Dave Morris, Vicki Robertson, Gary Newbold, Dan Probert and York’s Cycling Fraternity who do the deliveries every weekend.
To stay updated with everything that the Supper Collective are doing for the community, follow their Facebook page.
If you know of someone who could do with a supper, you can contact them via email (email@example.com) or call their low rate number (0333 200 5465).
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