Bristol’s cookery school and community kitchen, Square Food Foundation received £9,999 grant funding from the Bristol City Funds – ‘No Child Goes Hungry Grant Programme’, to support their School Food project. By transforming food culture and practice within one local school using high quality education about nutrition / cookery for children, staff and parents, the project aims aiming to alleviate food poverty in Knowle West, Bristol.
“The support we received from City Funds acted as a catalyst for our School Food project, which aims to improve the food environment at a local primary school and within the wider community. The project includes cooking classes and food activities for parents, children and teachers and will form the basis for a guide that other schools can use to introduce cooking in the classroom.”
“COVID-19 put a stop to all in-person activities, but we managed to stay connected with learners by not only cooking and delivering daily, home-cooked meals to local families, but also through our virtual cooking club – which includes DIY recipe kits with pre-weighed and packaged ingredients, accompanied by a cook-along video tutorial and a printed recipe too. We’ll be restarting classes after the Easter break and can’t wait to welcome students back to the kitchen.”
Barny Haughton, MBE, Director and head teacher, Square Food Foundation.