We will create a programme for families to come along to cook healthy meals. Over a six month period starting in May we will arrange for cooking sessions every two weeks where families can attend for free to learn new dishes.
The funding will enable us to employ local food business to run the workshops so that it enables them to test the market as well as give back to the community.
We want to create a community kitchen and pantry that gives the people that live in the area access to affordable food as well as showing them how to make incredible meals.
How does a pantry work ?
Individuals who want to use the pantry pay a weekly membership fee of £4.00 that gives them access to 10 items each week. We work with organisations like Fare Share to buy surplus food from Super markets in order to stock the pantry. We will also have a Zero Waste dispenser of essential items like pasta, grains and oats for people to use.
Our team has been on a journey while in lockdown of converting an old library into a creative hub that allows people to explore ideas and come together to create things that last.
Here is a picture of what the kitchen section of the space will look like ( one of the stoves will lower for people in wheelchairs/children to access and be part of the experience) :
Here are a few photos of the kitchen shell as it has developed :
Here is a short video of inside the space ready for the next phase to begin :
We have got the initial bit of funding to fit the kitchen but do not have enough to cover the expenses for the plumbers and electricians that need to do the work. We also don't have the finances to buy the crockery, cutlery and appliances that will add to the experience of the kitchen ( ie: food mixers etc ). The £2000 will give us just enough to make sure the project is finished and ready to go in April as we emerge out of the lockdown ... hopefully.
We appreciate your support and every bit will count.