Feast – Nutritious food for homeless adults

Category: Cooking

FEAST With Us provides access to regular meals for people suffering food poverty. Not only are our meals delicious and nutritious, they are made from surplus foods that would otherwise have gone to waste.

In light of the pandemic we have not been able to bring everyone together to cook and eat in the friendly community setting we are used to, but the prevalence of food poverty has increased dramatically and we have changed our programming in order to keep tackling food poverty and food waste. This includes limiting the number of volunteers cooking so social distancing can be carried out, and operating a takeaway/delivery service.
As such, we are always in need of fantastic volunteers to help us collect donations, cook and deliver meals!

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Osbourne Grove, Stroud Green
Address: 16 Upper Tollington Park, Stroud Green, N4 3EL
Start Date: November 9th, opening hrs will probably be 24 hours

-a shelter that will house 35 homeless and rough sleepers will open on November 9th. We will be cooking in their kitchen providing 1 hot meal per day for each resident, so we are looking to source donations of spices, condiments and cooking oils for our pantry to ensure meals are tasty!
-we also need donations of grains such as rice and pasta as well as beans/legumes like lentils/chickpeas so we can provide a balanced meal
-tupperware containers (upcycled microwavable plastic take-away boxes and serve our hot meals in them)
-we will also be conducting veg growing projects and will be able to accept a wide range of donations of gardening equipment; gloves, shovels, small pitch forks, watering cans etc.

JW3 Cultural Centre – Finchley Rd
Address: 341-351 Finchley Rd, NW3 6ET
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm

-We really need tupperware containers (we try to upcycle microwavable plastic take-away boxes and serve our hot meals in them)
-welcome donations of spices and cooking oils as well as grains/beans/legumes as above!

Single Homeless Project – King’s Cross
Address: 165 Kings Cross Rd, WC1X 9BN
Opening Hours: 24 Hours

-we are always in need of a wide range of spices, condiments and cooking oils for our pantry at SHP to ensure meals are tasty!
-we also really need large, industrial size roasting trays if anyone might have connections to a hotel/restaurant or cafe that is closing/doing a refurb and could donate some!

Conway House – Kilburn
Address: 18-22 Quex Road, Kilburn, NW6 4PL
Opening Hours: 24 hours but dropping off donations before 8pm is preferable

-we are always in need of a wide range of spices, condiments and cooking oils for our pantry at Conway House to ensure meals are tasty!
-oven gloves and tea towels
-large baking trays

Bethany House – Islington
Address: 13 Lloyd Square, London, WC1X 9AR
Opening Hours: 24 hours but dropping off donations before 7pm is preferable

-we are always in need of a wide range of spices, condiments and cooking oils for our pantry at Bethany House to ensure meals are tasty!

Single Homeless Project Creekside, Greenwich
Address: 14 Stowage SE8 3ED
Start date: March 2021

–we need some basic kitchen equipment; pots, pans, chopping boards, peelers, mixing bowls weighing scales, blenders, oven trays
-a wide range of spices, condiments and cooking oils
-garden equipment (as above)
-donations of plastic bottles (2l water/coke/fanta etc) for a greenhouse made of upcycled plastic bottles

Single Homeless Project St John’s, Greenwich
Address: 50 St John’s Park, SE3 7JP
Start date: March 2021

-we need some basic kitchen equipment; pots, pans, chopping boards, peelers, mixing bowls weighing scales, blenders, oven trays
-a wide range of spices, condiments and cooking oils
-garden equipment (as above)
-donations of plastic bottles (2l water/coke/fanta etc) for a greenhouse made of upcycled plastic bottles

There are plenty of  other opportunities to get involved!

You can support us by collecting food donations with us:
Edible London (Stamford Hill), on Mondays (2.30pm) and Tuesdays (2.00pm)
Aldi Kilburn on Mondays (9.00am-12.00pm)
M&S Kilburn on Tuesdays (8-9pm)
Gail’s Bakery, Belsize Park on Mondays (6.00pm)

You can cook with us:
JW3 Cultural Centre ( 341-351 Finchley Rd, NW3 6ET) 3-5 volunteers, sessions held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10-1
Conway House (18-22 Quex Road, Kilburn, NW6 4PL) – 4 volunteers, sessions held on Thursdays 4.30- 7.30pm
Bethany House (13 Lloyd Square, London, WC1X 9AR) – 3 volunteers- sessions held on Wednesdays 4.30-7.30pm
St Pancreas Community Association (67 Plender St, NW1 0LB ), 3 volunteers, sessions held on Fridays, 11-3
Single Homeless Project King’s Cross (165 Kings Cross Rd, WC1X 9BN) 2-3 volunteers, sessions held Monday-Friday at 12pm-4pm

Bring: clean plastic containers with matching lids (eg butter tubs / hummus pots), and spices, herbs and condiments of your choice!
Clothing: clean and sensible clothes to cook in; aprons are provided

You can help deliver meals with us by bike or by car:
JW3 Cultural Centre, 3-5 volunteers on Tuesdays (1.00pm)
St Pancreas Community Association, 2-3 volunteers on Fridays (3pm)

To find out how you can help please email alyson@feastwithus.org.uk or volunteer@feastwithus.org.uk

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