Peterborough's first Super Kitchen is huge success
City College Peterborough held its first Super Kitchen event on the 29th September 2016 which saw over 60 people attend to meet new people and enjoy a quality meal, served by volunteers enthusiastic to help out during the evening.
Super Kitchen is an initiative that brings communities together, particularly those who may struggle to feed their families because of hardship or low income or those who experience social isolation. Super Kitchen enables members of the community to meet whilst offering a well-balanced, nutritious meal at very low or no cost.
The initiative helps to reduce food waste by using surplus food which is sourced by the College through Fareshare, help those who are affected by food poverty and encourage participation in training and get further advice from the college.
Perri Luparia, Enterprise Manager at City College Peterborough comments: “I am delighted to see so many members of the Peterborough community coming together and engaging with one another from this initiative.
The idea of the Community Meet & Eat is to break down social barriers and get people to get to know one another. Social isolation is such a big issue today with the rise of social media and seeing over 60 people attend the event was inspiring.”
Pat Carrington, Principal of City College Peterborough comments: “I am glad the Super Kitchen initiative was so successful. Hearing such positive feedback from the event reinforces the fact that this initiative is such a welcoming sight in Peterborough and needs to be held more often.”
The most recent event in November also saw over 60 people attend and share a meal.
City College Peterborough will be hosting their next Super Kitchen event on December 15th 2016 from 4pm-6pm at City College Peterborough, Brook Street, PE1 1TU. It is £2.50 per person or £1.00 for under 5s. This month there will also be an arts and crafts exhibition with a tombola, raffle and stalls along with a 3 - course Christmas meal! Go along and enjoy the festivities!
If you would like to attend then please contact the meet and eat team on 01733 761361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 8th December 2016 so they know how much to cook.
This month City College Peterborough are also hosting events in other communities in Peterborough:
Gladstone Community Centre, Peterborough, PE1 2AN on December 14th 2016 from 3.30-5.30pm. Please RSVP by Wednesday 7th December to the contact details above.
Stafford Hall, Hampton Court, Westwood, Peterborough, PE3 7LD on December 16th 2016 from 4pm-6pm. Please RSVP by Friday 9th December to the contact details above.