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People’s Kitchen began as a group of like minded souls freely sharing our Sundays… INVITING STRANGERS TO TRANSFORM FOOD WASTE INTO COMMUNITY FEASTS

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For 5 years we turned a dance floor into a community kitchen at Passing Clouds (Dalston) with people popping in to improvise a buffet banquet from locally sourced surplus

With Funding we went on to set up Feasts & Family Friday Cooking Sessions in Kingsmead Estate (Hackney) for 2 years,

& a year at Weavers Adventure Playground (Bethnal Green) with dinner served in the Park over Summer,

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AND NOW, 8 YEARS LATER, OUR JOURNEY BRINGS US TO:

SETTING UP OUR FIRST PERMANENT PEOPLE’S KITCHEN COMMUNITY SPACE IN THE ROYAL DOCKS (THAMES BARRIER PARK)

…IT’S A HUGE STEP FOR US…

We spent months crowdfunding so we could rebuild the kitchen https://www.spacehive.com/peoples-kitchen And now we’re starting to fit out the space. You can see a breakdown of costs here

We’re looking for volunteers to help rip out the old kitchen, provide basic carpentry skills, painting and decorating, general tidying, etc. All cost savings will help us furnish our outdoor space too.

Our plan is to create a responsive community hub & cafe with food, creativity & well being at The heart, whilst also activating the park

We’d also love to have sliding scale surplus lunches and workshops… Here’s some initial ideas:

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MEANWHILE, For those folks MISSING our food waste Community Feasts, you’re in luck: We’re about to Start sessions in Hackney again

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FOR SCHOOLS/YOUTH CLUBS WANTING INNOVATIVE WORKSHOPS ABOUT SURPLUS… WE’RE ON A BANANA SAVING MISSION…COME JOIN US:

OUR TEAM IS MADE UP OF SOCIALLY ENGAGED DESIGNERS, CREATIVE FACILITATORS, EXPERIENTIAL ESOL PRACTITIONERS, EVENTS COORDINATORS, AS WELL AS COMMUNITY COOKS, CHEFS, ACTIVISTS, FITNESS INSTRUCTORS AND NUTRITIONISTS… MAKING PEOPLE’S KITCHEN A TRULY HOLISTIC COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY, CONNECTING, NOURISHING AND EMPOWERING OTHERS

WE ALSO LOVE CATERING FOR BEAUTIFUL EVENTS, USING SURPLUS, OR MAKING SURE WE DON’T CREATE SURPLUS, celebrating OUR TEAM AND DONATING PROFITS TO HELP FUND OUR COMMUNITY HUB AND IT’S PROJECTS…