Children and families form an orderly queue on Bysing Wood Primary School’s playground last Wednesday.All are eager to sample the piping hot pot fulls of handcrafted macaroni cheese with a crispy breadcrumb topping. Between 3:15 and 3:45pm the community chef project’s food truck goes into a feeding frenzy. The entire school get fed (that’s 137 children plus family members and hungry teachers). We did the same at Eastchurch (All Saints) the day before (KM press photographer will have pictures) feeding close to 200.
We’re set to visit:
Seashells: 7th and 21st March
Eastchurch (St.Clements) 8th March
……and know we will enthusiastically feed as many as time, food and finance will allow.
Why are we doing it?
1. Simple, hearty and affordable food should be available to all.
2. Children are probably at their hungriest at the end of a long school day.
3. A steaming little pot of cheesey pasta will feed a little person well and keep them feeling satisfied for longer.
4. Parents get to see their children’s reactions to the food on offer. In turn, it gives them a sense of ‘choice’ about the meals they choose to prepare, cook and share at home.
5. It directly supports schools in their efforts to develop their own meals service for children.
6. It taps into the huge ‘food waste’ issue across the entire country and makes use of supermarket ‘leftovers’
7. It makes a DIFFERENCE and it WORKS!!!
Mike Spackman (Community Chef)
Community Chef Project
Office: 01795 583547
If you would like to support the work we do then please donate whatever you can via the PayPal button below:
c/o Sheppey Healthy Living Centre
Off the Broadway,
Tel: 01795 585335