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Solidarity for Kids

We, like all of you, were outraged to learn of the Tories’ decision not to continue free schools meals for kids over the holidays despite an economic crisis and pandemic leaving millions of children in poverty and parents struggling to feed them without this essential support. We knew that we were capable of feeding people […]

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Newsletter #4 – No Justice In A Racist System

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 #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 […]