Creating a springboard for a locally led recovery and re-imagination of the North of Tyne
Over a 6 month period at Big River Bakery in Shieldfield we would provide family baking sessions to local families and individuals - demonstrating how to bake and cook nutritious food from scratch and on a budget and also provide breakfast bags of food to local schools to help children in food poverty - a need that has been brought to our attention by the schools. We have been contacted by 2 local schools, home schooling groups, individuals and local organisations - including West End Refugee services/ St Vincent De Pauls, Newbridge Project, that support that there is the need for these activities in the local community.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This project has numerous benefits. The baking sessions will help support local families and individuals - particularly in the present economic climate - they will support food education - demonstrate how to bake / cook affordable meals from scratch - help to minimise waste - provide skills - family activities and well-being. It will also help with the issue of social isolation - by bringing people together - particularly individuals who live alone. We also hope these sessions will be cross- generational and help with social connectedness - mental health and combat trends in loneliness - particular over the winter months coming together in the safe and warm space of the bakery.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Newcastle City Council
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