Peterborough’s first Super Kitchen initiative a booming success at CCP

Super Kitchen social eating event

City College Peterborough held its first Super Kitchen event on the 29th September 2016 which saw over 60 people attend to meet new people and enjoy a quality meal, served by volunteers enthusiastic to help out during the evening.

Super Kitchen is an initiative that brings communities together, particularly those who may struggle to feed their families because of hardship or low income or those who experience social isolation. Super Kitchen enables members of the community to meet whilst offering a well-balanced, nutritious meal at very low or no cost.

The initiative helps to reduce food waste by using surplus food which is sourced by the College, help those who are affected by food poverty and encourage participation in training and get further advice from the college.

Perri Luparia, Enterprise Manager at City College Peterborough comments: “I am delighted to see so many members of the Peterborough community coming together and engaging with one another from this initiative.

The idea of the Community Meet & Eat is to break down social barriers and get people to get to know one another. Social isolation is such a big issue today with the rise of social media and seeing over 60 people attend the event was inspiring.”

Pat Carrington, Principal of City College Peterborough comments: “I am glad the Super Kitchen initiative was so successful. Hearing such positive feedback from the event reinforces the fact that this initiative is such a welcoming sight in Peterborough and needs to be held more often. I look forward to welcoming those who come to our next event in October.”

City College Peterborough will be hosting their next Super Kitchen event on October 27th 2016 from 4-6pm.

If you would like to attend then please contact the meet and eat team on 01733 761361 or email eat@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk.

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