Bournemouth Foodbank partners with Chicken & Blues as its charity of the year.

Bournemouth, February 2024 – Bournemouth Foodbank is excited to announce a partnership with ever-popular local restaurant group, Chicken & Blues. This collaboration marks a new chapter in community engagement and support for Bournemouth residents.

Chicken & Blues, known for ‘Mama’s Home Cookin’ and their community spirit, has chosen Bournemouth Foodbank as their charity of the year. As their chosen charity, Bournemouth Foodbank will benefit from a series of fundraising initiatives, events, and support throughout the year.

Founders Joshua Simons and Steve Crawford will also bring a wealth of experience and business knowledge to the community café at Bournemouth Foodbank, including hosting kitchen takeovers that will delight locals.

“We are thrilled to partner with Chicken & Blues, a brand that shares our commitment to the community,” said Rio Argent, Grants and Foundations Manager at Bournemouth Foodbank. “This partnership will not only raise essential funds but also bring joy and good food to those we serve.”

Steve Crawford, C&B co-founder, said “Bournemouth Food Bank is a brilliantly-run local charity and an important part of the community. We’re delighted to have partnered with the team for 2024, and look forward to working together to raise both awareness, and funds.”

Both Bournemouth Foodbank and Chicken & Blues invite the community to join in supporting this cause. For more information on the partnership and upcoming events, please follow @chickenandblues and @bournemouthfoodbank on their social media accounts.

About Bournemouth Foodbank
Bournemouth Foodbank’s vision is to see a fairer, hunger-free society where everyone has enough money to put food on their plate and a network of community support. We are looking to address the underlying causes of the crisis, to challenge injustice and to bring communities across BCP together through compassionate and practical help.

About Chicken & Blues
Chicken & Blues is an award-winning restaurant group in BCP, and part of Aviary Hospitality Group. Founded by Joshua Simons and Steve Crawford, it is known for its award-winning Chicken, and their community-focused initiatives through the C&B Neighbourhood Fund. With 3 locations across the region, and a food truck, they are a favourite among locals and visitors alike.

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