In Birmingham...

In Birmingham...

our Partners include

The GAP logo.

The GAP

Smethwick Foodbank

Birmingham Central Foodbank

The GAP is a small arts education organisation based in Birmingham. They deliver a range of multi-art form projects that create space and time for young people to make sense of the world through creative and cultural action.

Their public venue in Balsall Heath hosts exhibitions, performances, workshops, social events and more, supporting local community members of all ages and backgrounds to come together for conversation and cultural exchange. Here they also run The MIX Community Café and associated food-related activities, including cookery courses run by and for young asylum seekers and free Iftah meal deliveries during the pandemic.

The GAP Arts Project worked with us on our third cookbook, Secret Dishes From Around the World 3. They commissioned the fantastic artist Bayan Moradi to create a digital artwork for the project.

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Five children sit around a table, focusing on artwork in front of them made out of wooden skewers and cardboard.

Birmingham Central Foodbank and Smethwick Foodbank are organisations seeded by the Trussell Trust that provide invaluable services to the local community. They help individuals and families in crisis, through the provision of emergency food supplies. 

We worked with Smethwick Foodbank and Birmingham Central Foodbank during our 2021 Reverse Advent Calendar Campaign. The project encouraged people to donate a specific item to their local food bank every day leading up to Christmas. We created a resource hub on our website with information about food banks across the country and promoted our free donation tracker to help people support their local food bank.

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