Ashington charity to launch new project from May 17

A charity supporting people to live a healthier lifestyle and educate them about growing and eating healthy food is launching a new initiative.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 8:00 am
The new kitchen area at Full Circle Food.

Full Circle Food through funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Northumberland Community Chest and The Antonio Carluccio Foundation, will be opening their brand new training kitchen.

Based at the Growing Zone in Hirst Park, Ashington, the new kitchen will open on May 17 ready for new cooking sessions to commence.

Full Circle Food, who moved into their new premises within Hirst Park earlier this year, provide a range of vital support services for all ages, from growing food at their allotment, to teaching adults and children how to cook healthy meals on a budget.

Officials say they are very passionate about reducing food waste and also run a food bank for those most in need.

Chief Officer Sarah Robinson said “These grants have allowed us to create a wonderful new training kitchen to increase cooking skills in our community.”

Covid-19 has brought some challenges to the organisation but despite the lockdown have been able to continue to support the community through the food bank, delivering food parcels/essential items to those shielding/vulnerable, video links and recipe ideas through their social media channels.

Previously the organisation shared a kitchen so staff say having everything under one roof is going to make a huge difference and enable them to support even more people.

For future sessions and events follow Full Circle Food on their Facebook page. You can contact Full Circle Food via email at [email protected]