As London’s largest holiday provision provider, we know that food insecurity affects young people in complex and detrimental ways. We also know that young people are not always able to take advantage of holiday provision. In response to the unique demands of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kitchen Social created ‘Take & Make’ – an innovative way
Flipping for Kitchen Social on Pancake Day
Shrove Tuesday brings together new supporters for Kitchen Social with Borough Market, Better Bankside, Midnight Runners and Northern Trust backing our campaign to tackle holiday hunger and social isolation.
With frying pans at the ready, an intrepid Kitchen Social Running Team ventured out of City Hall to take part in Bankside’s Pancake Day Race in Borough Market. Joining local businesses in a fast and furious 100m pancake flipping relay, the event was watched by hundreds of market-goers who packed out the market to cheer us all on.
25 teams took part in heats and the qualifying teams raced against each other in the big finale. Our competitive spirit soared as we made it through the heats but were pipped at the post by winning team – The Marketing Store.
In other parts of London, during the February half term holidays, children at Bede House Kitchen Social Hub in Southwark flipped pancakes with the Midnight Runners to raise awareness and get active, while Northern Trust served pancakes for breakfast and lunch in their staff restaurant with £1 donated for every pancake sold. Their support will continue, with Northern Trust employees ‘giving up to give back’ by donating 50p for every day they give up something for Lent.
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Over 149,000 meals delivered through our summer programme
Food insecurity and social isolation has become a reality for even more families in London due to the devastating economic impact of COVID-19. Our Summer of Food and Fun holiday provision programme, delivered in partnership with Lambeth and Southwark Councils and funded by the Department for Education, aimed to tackle these issues head on. Through
Announcing our competition winners!
To celebrate Lambeth and Southwark’s Summer of Food and Fun coming to an end we launched a competition for young people to show us the fun activities they got up to over the summer. We had some amazing entries, but there could only be three winners! One of our winners was Prince, who sent in