Super Kitchen - tackling hunger, food waste and isolation

03 December 2015

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Super Kitchen is coming to Derbyshire to share its social eating vision through the Feeding Derbyshire Strategy.

Super Kitchen, a project of Eudaimonia, is a membership-based network that supports groups to set up and run their very own social eating space with the aim of creating and sustaining a social eating movement through partnership working. A Super Kitchen is a kitchen that runs primarily on some of the hundreds of thousands tons of 'perfectly good to eat' surplus food that the food industry creates each year.

In partnership with FareShare in Derbyshire who supply our kitchens, and Derbyshire County Council, we encourage the use of this fantastic food resource- tackling hunger, food waste and social isolation through the promotion of social eating spaces and activities. There is a huge cascade of positive effects for customers; ranging from increased feelings of inclusion and well being, the development of informal support networks, modelling good table manner to children, to the more obvious delivery of a high-quality, hot meal to those that may be struggling to nourish themselves through lack of education or ability. In these times of food poverty it is vital that for example, children can get easy access to a second meal after-school or during holiday times or that neighbours can take a freshly-made meal home to an elder or relative.

We aim to build our network of members throughout the County and to continue to form collaborative relationships with schools, local youth services, homeless charities, food banks and Church groups and to support the Feeding Derbyshire Strategy with our experience and passion for social eating. 'To find out more call Super Kitchen on 01909 485335 or take a look at our website which also contains a download-able brochure for you to work through: www.superkitchen.org