The Chomp project, run by One Church Brighton, received a £5,000 grant from the Sussex Crisis Fund last year to provide healthy cooking on a budget workshops to low-income families during the pandemic.
Existing ‘family bubbles’ took part in the Therapy Kitchen workshops which specifically focussed on cooking good food to improve psychological well-being and making healthier food choices on a low budget.
Charlotte Hastings, founder of Therapy Kitchen, said:
“The funding, support and encouragement from Sussex Community Foundation enabled us to take families out to Rock Farm, near Pulborough, where we picked, cooked and ate together, safely outside, sharing food and fun around the fire, whilst making a short film or two to share!”
The workshops enhanced a sense of community and connection with personal, local and community resources. The group also received cast iron pots, donated by Le Creuset, for their sessions.
Watch this great short video they created about the sessions: ‘Cooking isolation away around the campfire of con panis’
Find out more about Therapy Kitchen here.
The Sussex Crisis fund has re-opened to applications for a short window of time. See all our current funding opportunities here.