Rural Food Kitchen pilot a success
5th Feb 2021
A short film has been produced to showcase our Rural Food Kitchen project as the pilot phase draws to an end. Built around volunteers from our existing Warm Hubs, CAN have been supporting these groups through a project providing essential equipment for older people, including kitchen aids such as perching stools, electric tin openers, tremor cutlery and much more.
We also promote ‘slow cooking’ as part of the project to support low-cost healthy eating by providing equipment, recipes/books and ideas for what to make from delivered food hampers and ‘Grow your own’ packs to vulnerable and isolated people.
The pilot is coming to an end but the full project will begin again in April 2021 with funding from Northern Gas Networks. This additional funding will allow us to extend our ‘Grow your own’ initiative to more households in need and support all isolated households in eating healthily through cooking themselves and delivery of prepared meals.
This will include utilising surplus food from community gardens, allotments, private gardens and community orchards and expanding of our slow cooking programme online. The ‘Rural Food Kitchen’ will be based at 6 of our existing Warm Hubs, with energy-related information and advice will be available. For more information contact Christine Nicholls firstname.lastname@example.org