New Mills residents are invited to become part of the social eating revolution in one of the county’s first Super Kitchens.
New Mills Foodie Friends Café will operate from St George’s Parish Church Hall where a group of local volunteers have worked to launch Derbyshire’s third Super Kitchen in what is hoped to become a countywide network. Super Kitchens (www.superkitchen.org.uk) are “social eating spaces” where people come together at mealtimes to enjoy a great affordable, planet-saving meal that comes with a side-order of community, connection and conversation.
They will provide people of all ages with a healthy, nutritious, low cost meal (£2.50 for 3 courses) in a friendly community setting.
Supplies will come from national charity FareShare which uses surplus supermarket food which would otherwise be thrown away.
The New Mills Foodie Friends Café will launch with a welcome event at St George’s Parish Hall on Friday May 6, between 5pm and 7pm, to give community members and groups interested in volunteering their services the chance to look around, meet staff and enjoy a free social meal.
Super Kitchens originated in Nottingham, and there is now a network across the Midlands thanks to the efforts of youth clubs, churches, food banks and charities.
Founder Marsha Smith said: “We’re pleased to see the scheme develop so well in the county in just a few months and the New Mills Super Kitchen is a welcome addition to the network.”