Since June 2015, FEAST WITH US has been collecting surplus food from North London retailers, taking it to community kitchens, and cooking 3-course meals for vulnerable adults on a weekly basis.
Initially, established as a grassroots project, FEAST WITH US officially became a charity in April 2017 having gained momentum locally, and wider interest from the Evening Standard Food for London project.
FEAST WITH US provides access to regular meals for people suffering food poverty. Not only are our meals delicious and nutritious, they are made from 'waste' foods that would otherwise be thrown away, and they are made for and by the community; volunteers and service-users alike. These special meals provide a platform for vulnerable adults to socialise, and eat a warm and healthy meal.
On a weekly basis, volunteers are able to socialise and prepare meals with vulnerable adults from all walks of life. The intimate setting of a communal kitchen creates a family atmosphere and togetherness that is hard to replicate in other services offering meal provision. Volunteers and service-users are encouraged to befriend one another, share the space as equals, and dine together, as equals.
Promote sustainable eating
Encourage community cohesion