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Newsletter #3 – Solidarity In Separation

We are trying to provide solidarity in separation. However, this means that news and ideas of Co-operation Birmingham are difficult to communicate to others due to social distancing measures. We do have the website, podcast and social media but we know this isn’t reaching all the people we are providing food aid for. Hopefully this […]

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Newsletter #2 – Build Communities

We are trying to provide solidarity in separation. However, this means that news and ideas of Co-operation Birmingham are difficult to communicate to others due to social distancing measures. We do have the website, podcast and social media but we know this isn’t reaching all the people we are providing food aid for. Hopefully this […]

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Newsletter #1 – All we have is each other

We are trying to provide solidarity in separation. However, this means that news and ideas of Co-operation Birmingham are difficult to communicate to others due to social distancing measures. We do have the website, podcast and social media but we know this isn’t reaching all the people we are providing food aid for. Hopefully this […]

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Food, Poverty, Mutual Aid: Reflections from Birmingham Solidarity Kitchen

Originally posted on Freedom News on Apr 27th 2020. According to a recent report by The Food Foundation, 1.5 million people have reported going an entire day without food due to poverty during the coronavirus crisis. This is as sickening as it is unsurprising. Ten years of brutal austerity had already left millions living pay-check […]

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Funding The Project

Our approach to funding Co-operation Birmingham is a co-operative so we want to ensure we provide full transparency on where our money comes from and where it goes. We haven’t been asking for funding from the local government as we want to make sure that this project is able to meet the needs of all […]

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Cooperation Birmingham starts mask making drive

We want to make masks Masks for our meal deliveries & cooking, masks for key workers who need them, masks for people to wear in their daily lives. We all need masks quickly and in a way which doesn’t impact supply chains for key workers. That means making them ourselves Last week there was an […]

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Solidarity Kitchen Health and Safety Protocols

Abridged podcast version of this post Which guidance to follow? And why are there conflicting approaches? The government’s guidelines for dealing with Covid-19 are not in line with other countries. Although there is guidance from the WHO (World Health Organisation), each individual country’s healthcare system is responsible for and has the capacity to respond to […]

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First Week Update

As we complete our first week of operations we just wanted to give you all an update on our progress so far. It’s been an intense week with over 500 meals going out to the people of Birmingham, sixty plus people wanting to volunteer with us (and many of them already starting and doing a […]

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An update from the solidarity kitchen fundraiser

Hello from Co-operation Birmingham crew – we wanted to write to thank everyone who has donated to our fundraiser so far and to share updates on our current situation, plans and how to get involved. At the time of writing we have raised over £3700 in just under five days. This is an incredible achievement and […]

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Solidarity in Separation We Need to be Ready

Social Distancing may soon become unavoidable, even if a consensus is yet to emerge. But in this critical time we mustn’t be divided. We need to be ready. Mutual aid lays the foundation for Social Distancing, and gives us the power to ensure our own safety and get through this with the minimum human cost. […]