It's A Bread Thing is working along side Burnage Community Centre and 4 Steps CIC to support our local community .Funding has been secured for a new kitchen as part of an Eat Well Burnage Project which incorporates a community cafe, meals on wheels service and cooking and baking courses, but unfortunately this funding does not stretch to the purchase of a Deck Oven. The aim of our oven project is to provide real bread to a community that has lost its community spirit and where people are finding it harder and harder to eat well. Our oven will bring people together and teach them how to make good bread. Our project will bring people together through a love of baking and sharing bread. We also aim to teach adults and children the skills to make bread at home. We believe everyone should experience the smell of freshly baked bread filling their home. We also believe that like good food, good bread should not be a privilege, but an everyday pleasure.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
I am a home baker with a passion for good bread and the community in which I live. I believe in using simple ingredients to create beautiful food. I want to bring Real Bread right into the heart of the community. Baking is a wonderful way to engage people from all walks of life in sharing a common interest. One of my fondest childhood memories is of wholemeal loaves proving in front of the fire and their wonderful smell filling the house, showing that something as simple as bread can be made without the need for additives and preservatives. Burnage is an area dominated by takeaways and processed food outlets. Like a lot of deprived areas, it has a lot of hard working families struggling and attending foodbanks. The Eat Well Burnage project is trying to change that . One way you can help us achieve this change is to support It's A Bread Thing and our Help Raise Dough for Our Bread Oven project. We really need your help to achieve our aim . Thank you for taking time to read about us.
Steps to get it done:
The Help Raise Dough for our Bread Oven project has been developed from feedback from people who live and work in Burnage. They have told us that they want to learn how to cook and bake for themselves so they can eat healthy at a low cost. They have also told us that they want somewhere to come together. There are few places for people to come together in Burnage and it is in desperate need of some 'bumping into' spaces. Our Eat Well Burnage project with its community cafe will go a long way to providing these spaces. The bread oven will go a long way to bringing people together to learn and share skills that will help them save money and eat well at a low cost. Good quality bread seems out of reach for many families as it is expensive in supermarkets and bakeries. We know we can make it accessible to all.
About the space
Burnage lies 4 miles south of Manchester City Centre. In 2016 the population was estimated at 15,437. George Bernard Shaw once described it as the prettiest village in Manchester' and it was known for its cottage industries. That spirit is still alive and kicking today.
Manchester City Council
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