Happy, Not Hungry update

image shows a screenshot of our donation page and a child carrying a plate of food

Rose Hill Junior Youth Club’s, ‘Happy, Not Hungry’, online Crowdfunder has now raised over £6,500!

Our initial target was £3,000, but within a week we were able to stretch that target to £5,000, due to generous donations from the public.

We started this crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness of the work we do to support and feed over 130 children and young people per week. 

“You guys are changing lives – it’s great work. Please keep it up!”

– Online donor

Throughout our work as a charity over the years, food has played a central role in engaging the community. We’ve provided fun, inspiring and informal opportunities for parents and children to learn about nutrition, how to cook food, and where food comes from, through our various cooking clubs and allotment projects. 

Our core work focuses on providing regular, free, fun and accessible after school youth clubs for children aged 5-16 years old. Children can play freely, and engage in fun, meaningful and creative activities with other children. At every session, children also have access to fresh fruit platters, water, and a large nutritionally balanced hot buffet. 

Over the last few months, the supply of surplus food available to charities has decreased both nationally and locally. Our charity has relied upon donations of surplus food in the past to feed all of the children who come to our sessions. 

Thanks to your donations, we will now be able to provide hot, nutritious meals to all children who come to our sessions throughout 2023!

“I’m immensely proud of the work the RHJYC do and the real difference they make to the lives of children and families on the estate. The activities are inclusive and fun and the warm food that is offered during the sessions is cooked with the well-being of children at its heart. Families have said how much they depend on RHJYC and its support – especially during the cost of living crisis.”

– Councillor Shaista Aziz, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Communities and Culture at Oxford
City Council.

At the end of 2022, we were also successful in securing grants towards our work with food from the Asda Foundation, Oxford Food Hub and Oxford Community Foundation , which added to the Crowdfunder amount, totals over £19,000!

BBC Radio Oxford also covered our story, to listen to our interview and to read the press, click the buttons below:

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