The Good Food Matters Community Food Learning Centre in New Addington, Croydon, London, is a 1.5 acres bio-diverse green space with a large eco-built, fully equipped, accessible to all, teaching kitchen, two large traditional, wooden traditional greenhouses and an amazing world food polytunnel.
Good Food Matters and Croydon Commitment have come together to develop Croydon's first community cooking school. Teaching our community how to cook from scratch is integral to our health and wellbeing
Our goal is to create Croydon's first sustainable community cooking school.
Good Food Matters is based in New Addington, Croydon in a unique setting of 1.5 acres of bio-diverse green space with a large eco-built space, greenhouses and a food polytunnel. The charity already provides cooking courses, however, the need for a fully functioning cooking school in Croydon has never been stronger. Childhood and Adult Obesity statistics in Croydon are above average. 20.3% of children between the ages of 4-5 year-olds are obese and 39% of children between the ages of 10-11 (March 2017). Teenage Pregnancy and Mental Health Conditions are both above the England average and 22.7% of children in Croydon live in poverty. 'Good Food Matters' to us all and is integral to ensuring a long and healthier life. By supporting the Good Cook School you will be ensuring a generation of young people learn to cook from scratch nutritious and tasty food through an enhanced outreach programme.