The Plant-Based Community Cookery School
Can You Help Us Nourish Our Community Today?
We believe everyone should have access to enough nutritious, tasty food of their preference.
The UK has more than enough food for everyone to be well nourished. But the reality is 8 million people go hungry on a daily basis. This is wrong.
Our meal service tackles this injustice with nutritious, plant-based, culturally representative meals delivered by cycle couriers to our community members who need it most.
We sincerely regret that the community meal service waiting list is full and we are not currently able to take on new referrals.
To volunteer in the community meal service kitchen email email@example.com
If you are looking for food or other support with the cost of living crisis in Hackney please refer to this Hackney Council resource.
To join our free community cookery class mailing list email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The community meal service was launched in March 2020 as an emergency response to the COVID19 crisis.
Many of our community members were struggling to access food and were putting themselves at risk to go shopping.
In partnership with Angelina’s restaurant we started cooking and delivering meals across the borough and within weeks were providing 500 meals a day and carrying out hundreds of welfare calls to our community during this difficult time.
Read the Evening Standard piece when actress Olivia Colman came to volunteer with us for the day.
Fast forward to 2022 and the community meal service is as needed as ever. Today our in-house team of chefs and volunteers prepare over 1200 culturally varied meals a week with regular input from our community meal service family on what dishes they’d like to see on the menu each week.
These meals are delivered in bulk on Tuesdays and Thursdays by our cycle couriers.
Our service is more than a meal.
Our ever evolving approach to building food resilience means our community meal recipients can attend online and face to face cookery classes, enjoy community connection and develop skills by volunteering with us, or have one-on-one diet and cooking focused telephone mentoring.
Our community meal service members receive six free nutritious cooked meals a week.
Meals are delivered between 4pm-7pm on a Tuesday and Thursday. Three meals are delivered on a Tuesday and three on a Thursday.
Meal recipients will need a refrigerator or freezer to store the meals.
Please submit a request using the button above and we will try to reply within 48 hours.
If the service is full we will add you to our waiting list.
If you have any questions or need assistance completing this form please call us on 03337 721826