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Submission from STAK - St Austell Community Kitchen, Cornwall
STAK - St Austell Community Kitchen, Cornwall
About STAK - St Austell Community Kitchen

STAK is a community-based charity that aims to create a safe and welcoming environment for the needy, vulnerable and homeless within the St Austell area. STAK provides affordable hot meals and free soup, friendship and support including a free debt advice service, benefit advice and form filling, availability to computers and free internet access and other courses inspired by the needs of our clients.

Why we should win Stoves Community Kitchen?

"We encourage equality, self-worth and self-respect and no-one is judged on their individual circumstances. We believe everyone has the right to improve their lives and therefore we give everyone an equal opportunity. Many clients make their first steps towards social integration by volunteering at STAK. This sense of helping yourself by helping others is a positive step towards restoring self-confidence and respect"

"We serve up to 20 hot nutritious meals every day to the most vulnerable in our community, currently using older appliances. Having new modern appliances will allow us to be more efficient and store more of our donated food and waste less."