As the economic impact of COVID-19 starts to unfold, it’s clear that sadly more and more people across the UK will require the emergency provision of food from foodbanks and end up living in food poverty as a result of the pandemic. We can’t just sit back and watch that happen and so our team in central Manchester is now focussed on building a community cookery school that supports people living in food poverty across the UK by:
- Ensuring their nearest foodbank is stocked with good quality items of nutritious food & hygiene products.
- Providing them the opportunity to learn how to cook for free and supporting them with career progression in the food industry.
- Providing free hot nutritious meals at community events.
- Enabling them to learn about cooking, budgeting, nutrition, meal planning and reducing food waste with the provision of free access to our Cooking & Nutrition Portal.
We’re making good progress with the above and expect to have additional delivery teams in 5 towns and cities by the end of 2021, but we want to scale up our social impact as quickly as possible…that’s where you come in!
You can make an immediate impact and support our fight against food poverty by buying one of our wonderful Christmas gifts from our online store!
Here are 5 brilliant gifts that will make a real difference this Christmas:
- Secret Dishes From Around the World 2 recipe book!
Our second fundraising recipe book, Secret Dishes From Around the World 2 (published on November 6th 2020), features a selection of exciting recipes from 20 countries and original designs by 20 artists who helped produce the book during lockdown! The wonderful variety of artwork, beautiful food photography and exciting range of recipes make this fundraising cookbook the perfect gift…
You can order the book here. All proceeds go directly towards supporting our continued fight against food poverty.
- Online cookalongs!
Fancy trying something new with your loved ones this Christmas/New Year? On our Secret Dishes From Around the World online cookalongs you’ll learn how to cook 2 exciting recipes themed on a specific country! What will you be cooking? Shhh.. it’s a secret! You’ll find out which 2 recipes you will be learning on the evening. Plus, our social enterprise uses the ‘buy one, give one’ model – your ticket also funds a free place for someone referred to us from one of our partner charities across the UK, helping to ensure that everyone in the community can share the joy of cooking!
You can buy a ticket via our Eventbrite page!
- The original Secret Dishes From Around the World recipe book!
The original Secret Dishes From Around the World is full of exciting vegetarian and vegan recipes – all of which were beautifully illustrated by Manchester-based artist Libby Element! The cookbook also tells the story of how we have been proactively fighting food poverty since 2014.
You can order the book here. All proceeds support our continued fight against food poverty.
- Gift voucher!
A gift voucher to attend one of our online Secret Dishes From Around the World cookalongs or Secret Supper Clubs is the perfect gift for a foodie – they’ll get 12 months to decide which public course to join too!
You can purchase a gift voucher here!
Gift someone a membership to our community cookery school and they will get access to our online recipe portal, invites to exclusive member only events, and discounts on products in our online store! We have three membership options available for varying prices, so there is something for everyone.
Click here to find out more!
Thank you for your continued support and for making a difference this Christmas!