We're here to support local projects that make Hammersmith & Fulham a great place to live!
Soup4Lunch Ltd is a local social enterprise creating Kitchen Gardens and Community Cafes in sheltered housing and community centres in Hammersmith and Fulham. Our main aim to to provide a safe space to interact within your local community in order to help lessen isolation and loneliness. The kitchen garden provides activity and common language and the community cafe provides warmth and nourishment. We do this by enlisting volunteers from the local community and residents from sheltered housing themselves to take ownership of the projects. We also provide activities related to plants and cooking that enrich the participants lives, or may be presented by residents or community volunteers to share their skills and experience. This provides a sense of pride and purpose. In one of our schemes, a former cook makes regular meals from her native Philippines. She has let us know that before this, she felt as though she was not accepted and this gives her a vehicle to make friends
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Soup4Lunch is going to shout about it’s five year anniversary! Hundreds of people in Hammersmith and Fulham have conritbuted to creating the Soup4Lunch project, from a simple pilot in December 2012 to more than a dozen projects running today on a weekly basis. We want to celebrate our success, show off our work, make some outrageously great food and recognise all the wonderful people who have helped us make this such a brilliant project. Our open day will celebrate all the best and demonstrate this amazing resource to the community.
Steps to get it done:
We hope that by opening up our garden we will encourage more community involvement and volunteering, a greater awareness of how isolation and loneliness can have an impact on lives, and how that can be turned around by working together and having shared experiences.
About the space
Michael Stewart House Garden in sheltered housing on Clem Atlee Estate. This is an area just off the North End Rd which has a garden backing onto a walkway so it provides good view for community passer safe by. The area has recently been the subject of renewal and has a quarterly market festival.
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
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