Last month we celebrated our 6th BrumSOUP winner, Julie of Tasty Waste, we had our first visit from an adorable and very clever guide dog who brought the team from the all-new Dudley SOUP with him and we had a pretty fine array of cakes too.
More about our winnner…
Founder of social enterprise Tasty Waste, Julie Holden, is on a mission to get people to stop wasting their food. By building healthier lives Julie wants to show people that by learning key cookery skills you can use food more effectively and reduce food waste.
“The project involves trialing cookery workshops with a group of beneficiaries in Birmingham. Bringing people together to help them use food more effectively whilst learning basic cookery skills has a number of benefits. Firstly, around a quarter of the food bought in this country ends up in landfill sites. Apart from the obvious waste of resources, this adds to the production of greenhouse gases and the problem of global warming. Teaching people how to use up their leftovers has the potential to help reduce the amount of waste produced in the city.
Secondly, NHS resources continue to be stretched as health problems caused by poor diets, such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, become more common. If Birmingham residents are encouraged to cook from scratch using ingredients this will help them to lead healthier lives”.
Julie’s project also helps to bring communities together and is open to all ages and backgrounds giving those who are isolated or living alone the opportunity to meet new people.
Join us for an all-ages #BrumSOUP lunch next Saturday at Impact Hub Birmingham.
SATURDAY 21st MAY, 2016
Doors open 11am, project pitches at 12noon, food served 1pm, finish 2pm.
A £5+ suggested adult donation (£1 per child) at the door gets you entry, a vote for 1-of-4 worthy community projects and some tasty food offerings.
No need to RSVP just turn up on the day.
Children’s play area available (children must be supervised).