WHO ARE MK MELTING POT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Mk Melting Pot aim to develop essential citizenship, social and work skills in unemployed and disadvantaged
people from deprived areas. Through their passion and creativity in the area of catering, the group is able
to help those they teach to return to work and to fully participate in the community. They work
collaboratively, providing advice, guidance and signposting when appropriate, to aid local regeneration and
WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM?
On lockdown, what was a thriving community hub for cookery teaching and the preparation and collection
of hot meals, disappeared overnight. With local families relying on MK Melting Pot for meals 3 times a week
and with now no way of extending their service of signposting, the organisation needed to change and
WHAT DIFFERENCE DID THE APPEAL AWARD MAKE?
As a direct result of the funding that MK Melting Pot received, their COVID19 Hot Meal Feeding programme
service was born. Via Parish Offices, a list of 60 high priority local families was compiled – with where
necessary details of health issues, allergies and religious dietary restrictions noted.
As a consequence, those households now receive hot meals for every member of the family three times a
week, with drivers waiting to ensure that the food and provisions are received safely. In addition to the hot
food, essential items parcels also supplied, tailored to the specific needs of the family – baby food and
nappies for example.