About The
Mazi Project

The MAZI Project is a youth-led charity empowering disadvantaged 16-25 year olds through food

We support care leavers, young asylum seekers, youth recovering from homelessness and fleeing domestic violence.

The Mazi Project Mission

Our mission

To create a city where fresh, nutritious and sustainable food is accessible to all.

Together with Bristol’s independent food sector, local community and partner charities we create an inclusive environment for vulnerable young people to experience the power of food and feel part of Bristol’s thriving community.

We use the dinner table and the notion of breaking bread to help reduce isolation, build confidence and make those in need feel cared for and extraordinary.

Our values

Our values


Be extraordinary and make others feel extraordinary.


Change the way people think about themselves, our planet and others.


It’s in our name, by working together we can help create the change we want to see.


Be thoughtful, caring and put a whole lot of love in everything you do.

Why we were founded

The MAZI Project was founded in response to the Free School Meal Scandal in January 2021. Following the uproar against the food hampers provided by the government to families in need around the country, our founder, Melanie channelled her anger and decided to take action. Check out her blog post on the beginnings of the organisation.
The Mazi Project Mission

Our partners

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07913 669 426
Unit 2, St Catherines Trading Estate
Dalby Avenue, Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 4DJ