A new nursery has signed up to work with us. Coin Street is committed to changing the way we think about food in schools and making sure we can supply it to tight budgets. People often think it can be expensive to cook from scratch – it doesn’t have to be, as Coin Street is showing.
Making your kitchen sustainable can save money and the planet. If you missed our webinar on sustainable kitchens, you can watch it online now. It’s not just packed with tips, tricks and expert advice, there’s a recipe demo too.
Around 100 more families are set to receive weekly Lunch Boxes – thanks to the Hawksmoor restaurant joining our Covid response work. During the first lockdown, Hawksmoor opened their kitchens to make meals for our Free School Meals hampers. Now, with demand increasing again, they’re stepping in to help out for a second time.
The collection of food parcels for families from Grasmere, Matthias and Harrington Hill Primary Schools will be a lot easier for families thanks to support from Bags of Ethics. The food parcels are given to families on top of their weekly free school meal food voucher but one recurring issue has been getting the food home.
Our Head of Development, Polly Praill, looks back on the lessons we’ve learned from working in school food during Covid – more than anything we’ve realised the vital importance of collaboration when it comes to change.
We are delighted to be receiving thousands of stickers from the wonderful Discount Sticker Printing. The lovely Leah got in touch with Chefs in Schools after reading about our work and offered us stickers and banners to support the promotion of our work.
We are excited to launch our 2021 cooking classes at the Hackney School of Food. These classes give the chance to learn something new while also supporting our charity. Not only do we have incredible experts lined up to teach tricks of the trade but a few famous faces too. The classes start in January – dates TBC – but vouchers are available now. All proceeds go towards our work in child health and school food.
We’re delighted to see the Hackney School of Food on the shortlist for the Hackney Design Awards. The school, set within the grounds of Mandeville Primary School – part of the LEAP Federation – opened earlier this year and offers seed to spoon classes to the local community and children free of charge.
We are delighted to be working with The Food People, a food trends organisation which shares our passion for good food. Like us, they recognise the important role that food has to play in improving the health and education of children and young people.