Who we are

Let me introduce myself and Feeding the family, I’m Keeley Scarborough, I live in Basildon with my Husband and two teenage children, and after I got furloughed, I had a deep desire to show love to people who may be feeling alone, forgotten and unloved while we were in lock down, and heard God say "feed my sheep" (John 21: 17).

In response, I started making meals for the lonely & vulnerable and making cooking videos as I had always enjoyed helping teach people to cook and Feeding the Family was born.

By showing love to the lonely and vulnerable in a tangible and practical way, that invites them into a relationship with members of the community that will continue to show them love and open them up to opportunities where they can pass on that love to others.


  • Show kindness and compassion (love) to the lonely, vulnerable and those at risk of being lonely and vulnerable

  • Help recipients to become the best healthy version of themselves through:

    • Receiving freshly home cooked meals

    • Engaging in and gaining a sense of belonging in the community

    • Being empowered to contribute to making a positive impact in their own lives and the lives of their family, friends and the wider community

Meet the team

The amazing volunteers that make it all possible

Liz (Secretary)

"Feeding the family is all about showing love to individuals and families in our local community and to be able to love people in this way is a joy and a blessing"

Julie (Treasurer)

"I just want to bless others, Feeding the family gives me the opportunity to do that in a really practical and helpful way"

David & Christine

" We very much enjoy meeting people in our local community"


"Helping others to help others"


"I believe that the world can be a lonely place at times and that one of the most important things we can do, is to let people know that they are not alone."


"I am passionate about sharing God's love and helping those in need"


"I like to help because it is fun "

Give - Guide - Grow

GIVE love in the shape of a meal to Basildon residents that are likely to be affected by loneliness, reducing loneliness in the local community.

GUIDE recipients to connect to people in the community by teaching cooking skills & new recipes to try & share and volunteering opportunities.

GROW recipients by signposting them to appropriate local resources & partners.

To register you or someone you know for a Give bag click here.

To order Grow bags click here.

To donate to this work, click here.

Got a question? Check out our frequently asked questions below or email info@feedingthefamily.uk or call 01268 207009

Frequently asked questions

Q - How do I store leftovers?

A - It is intended for the meals to be eaten on receipt while hot. However, leftovers can be stored in the fridge or freezer(in the cardboard container). Cool quickly (within 60 minutes of receipt) before putting in the fridge or freezer.

Q - How do I reheat leftovers?

A - It is intended for the meals to be eaten on receipt while hot. However, leftovers can be reheated in the microwave (in the cardboard container). Reheat quickly, stir, and ensure it is piping hot all the way through.

Q - Are you insured?

A - Yes, Feeding the family has public liability insurance.

Q - Are you licensed?

A - Feeding the family is food registered with Basildon council.

Q - What’s your food hygiene rating?

A - Our food standards inspection was on 24/11/20 and we received a 5 rating . Reflecting the hard work that has gone into putting safe practices and procedures into place as we deal with vulnerable people.

Q - Are you Covid secure?

A - Keeping our food and recipients safe is a priority especially as we are often providing to the elderly & vulnerable. With this in mind we have ensured all our delivery drivers are trained to use safe methods whilst maintaining a personal experience. Ongoing risk assessments are being carried out as the situation changes.

Q - What are the criteria to receive Give bags?

A - To those who are feeling alone, unloved and forgotten, to tell them that they are loved, thought of and not alone. Here is a list of those we intend to help but is not limited to.

  • People living with mental health conditions, living alone, or prone to depression.

  • Carers looking after a spouse

  • Elderly living alone

  • Single parents

  • Recently bereaved

  • Family experiencing trauma

  • Parents with addictions

  • Families struggling financially

Constitution for unincorporated association V1.2.pdf
Faith Policy - FTF.docx v1.2.docx.pdf
FtF Financial Policy V1.2.docx.pdf