Saturday 20th February saw a test run of a new project that Transition Loughborough members are involved with: Utilise Social Kitchen at Fearon Hall. The idea behind the project is to divert waste food and ingredients from shops and restaurants from landfill to a regular social dining experience held in Fearon Hall. The project has been driven forward by two Loughborough University students, Jake and Grace, as part of the Enactus scheme.
The food is collected, prepared, cooked and served by volunteers, and diners are encouraged to pay what they think the meal is worth based on what they can afford. Without fixed prices the project aims to cover its costs whilst also allowing the more fortunate in society to “pay forward” and help subsidise fellow diners who might find it more difficult to pay for a sociable restaurant meal.
Here are some photos taken by Paul Goodman from the event:
The next Utilise Social Kitchen event at Fearon Hall is planned to be on Saturday 5th March 2016. It will follow on immediately from the next Transition Loughborough Repair Cafe, which we’ll be holding in the same venue from 9.30am to 11.30am that day. So you can potentially save both broken items and food from going to landfill in one go!