Good Food Matters........
We are a Croydon based charity dedicated to supporting people in the community to build healthier lifestyles.
The Good Food Matters Community Food Learning Centre, Mickleham Way, New Addington, will educate and train people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds how to grow, cook and market sustainably produced organic food.
Why build a Community Food Learning Centre?
The invaluable experience gained from our first project The Croydon Teaching Kitchen showed us how difficult it is for disadvantaged groups to become active members of their community. We decided that we needed more than a kitchen to give these groups better chances in life. We have fundraised nearly three quarters of a million pounds and are now in the process of building the Community Food Learning Centre in New Addington. This will be accessible to everyone including wheelchair users and people with sight and hearing impairments.
Who are we helping?
Our focus is on low-income families, teenage parents, young people not in education employment or training (NEET), older people and people with mental and physical disabilites including wheelchair users.
Our many programmes will include basic and accredited OCN (Open College Network courses) in Cookery and Horticulture, school and family learning sessions, beekeeping and recycling courses. All volunteers will get free produce when available and the opportunity to have free training whilst volunteering.
Visit our Blog
We'd love you to visit our Food Learning Centre in person but failing that you can visit our blog and watch the Good Food Matters Community Food Learning Centre as it grows.......... and then come and visit us in person!