BRISTOL’S THE MAZI PROJECT LAUNCHES CROWD FUNDER TO HELP MORE DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE
As food insecurity amongst disadvantaged youth in the UK increases during cost-of-living crisis, The MAZI Project – a CIC striving to challenge food inequality amongst young Bristolians – launches crowd funder #recipe4change to raise funds for a new van.
- BRISTOL CIC, THE MAZI PROJECT, LAUNCHES CROWD FUNDER #RECIPE4CHANGE FOR NEW VAN AFTER DEMAND FOR MEAL KITS GROWS TO AN ALL-TIME HIGH
- THE MAZI PROJECT’S CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES ON WORLD HUNGER DAY, WHICH AIMS TO AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF THOSE FACING HUNGER AND HELP MAKE ZERO HUNGER A REALITY
- FINANCIAL AND FOOD INSECURITY AMONGST 16–25-YEAR-OLDS INCREASING IN COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS
- STREET ART POSTERS, DESIGNED IN COLLABORATION WITH RISING ARTS AGENCY AND THE MAZI PROJECT’S YOUNG PEOPLE, WILL GO UP ACROSS THE CITY FROM SUNDAY
On World Hunger Day, 28th May, The MAZI Project, a Bristol Community Interest Company (CIC) striving to challenge food inequality amongst young Bristolians, is launching its crowd funder campaign #recipe4change. The crowd funder will aim to raise £30,000 to purchase a new van which will enable them to reach more young people in need.
After a 30 per cent increase in demand since March 2023 amid the cost-of-living crisis, The MAZI Project has set its sights on purchasing a new van to allow them to double the number of meals delivered to individuals who need support, from 80 to 160 young people.
Founded on the principle of empowering communities through sustainable solutions, The MAZI Project, which recently announced Maisie Williams as its ambassador, has been making waves with its dedication to tackling food insecurity and promoting social equality. By using locally sourced food from small scale producers transformed into delicious and nutritious meals, The MAZI Project has already made a significant difference in the lives of many young people across the city.
Melanie Vaxevanakis, Managing Director and Founder of The MAZI Project, said: “We believe that everyone deserves access to nutritious meals, regardless of their circumstances. With the support of our community, we can make a significant difference in the lives of even more individuals. The new van will enable us to increase our meal deliveries, ensuring that no one goes hungry.”
In collaboration with Bristol-based Rising Arts Agency, a community of young creatives aged 16–30 mobilising others for radical social, political and cultural change, The MAZI Project has worked with five of its own young people to create a series of street art posters, helping to bring awareness to the crowd funder campaign. The posters, which will be showcased in key locations around the city from Sunday, will draw attention to the difference food delivered by The MAZI Project can make in a young person’s life, at a time when young, disadvantaged people are often having to choose between the cost of rent and food.
The MAZI Project invite individuals, local businesses, and organizations to contribute to their cause and be a part of this transformative journey. To donate, head to: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/be-the-recipe4change-with-the-mazi-project
The MAZI Project likes to dream big. If they exceed the £30,000 target, an extra:
£10,000: Secure a year’s van insurance, maintenance costs and a wonderful van driver.
£20,000: Help with refurbishing costs for a new, larger permanent space for the organisation.
£30,000: Secures rent for a year for a new, larger permanent space, helping them support even more young people in need.
£40,000: Secures rent for a year for a new, larger permanent space and contributes towards energy bills