DDC and the Community

Back in November 2020, like the whole of the nation, we were moved and inspired by the actions of Marcus Rashford in his attempts to tackle the issue of food poverty across the country. From what started as a few calls to action across our social media channels, our enthusiasm to make a difference snowballed.

Teaming up with local councillors, MP’s, charities and independent food traders, the ‘Northfield Food Service’ was then born soon after. Our mission was simply to prepare and deliver as many meals as possible to children in the area.

The constituency of Northfield has the highest level of free school meals provisions in the entire country and since launching our initiative, we have prepped, cooked, and delivered over 15,000 meals to children in the area as well as a full Christmas dinner hamper to hundreds more on Christmas Eve.

Digbeth Dining Club C.I.C Achievements
  • 250
    Meals prepared
  • 100
    People Fed
  • 2
    Awards Won
  • 37
    Events + Fun Days
  • DDC and the Community
  • DDC and the Community

Now, we are expanding this initiative and are looking to go one step further. We have officially had approval to set up a CIC. A CIC stands for ‘Community Interest Company’. CIC’s are not for profit, and any profit goes back in to the CIC to fund more initiatives. The ‘DDC CIC’ will provide benefit to people living in the West Midlands including, people living in areas of high social deprivation across the country with a focus on young people and families.
Through its activities, we will promote positive health, wellbeing, education, and community participation. Helping to build empowered, healthier and more resilient citizens and communities. Creating employability opportunities for young people will be at the heart of the DDC CIC.

Watch us on itv-news

Big thanks to to ITV News who reported on our new pilot. We partnered up with Raddlebarn School in Selly Oak to provide their free school meals every day for two weeks, with the aim to roll it out for longer and across the city.
Thank you to everyone who has got involved, from the traders, local MPs, charities and all of our volunteer drivers.

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