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OCWC projects February and April 2016
In conjunction with Active Impact Gloucestershire we ran two very successful ‘Of Course We Can’ courses. These courses are designed to encourage 11-25 year olds (open to disabled and non-disabled) to develop their sensory skills, practical skills and food knowledge in a structured and supportive environment. Participants gain valuable life skills in cooking from scratch and healthy eating as well as having the opportunity to try lots of new ingredients.
Our participants created a variety of tasty dishes from Soda Bread, to Butternut Squash Risotto and Simnel Muffins!
We also had some fantastic Wiggly Worm volunteers, including volunteers from Creed food service join us to help deliver these courses. We want to thank everyone for the part they played in making this happen. We simply could not offer this type of activity without a huge amount of volunteer support to ensure a fun, but safe, environment for all.
Little Green Wiggly Machine off to pastures new…
Our street food truck ‘The Little Green Wiggly Machine’ is on the move after three exciting years together. The truck has helped support our projects and our clients and we were able to launch our ‘No Child Hungry’ campaign using the Little Green Wiggly Machine to promote this invaluable project and raise much needed awareness around food poverty in Gloucestershire. As our ‘No Child Hungry’ project has progressed, we have worked more with local communities and used their existing facilities to enable us to reach more people who need our help most.
We thank everyone for your continued support for our lovely truck! We have already fed over 650 meals to children in Gloucestershire this year and support for the project will continue to be used for our ‘No Child Hungry’ campaign.
Wiggly Worm and FareShare FoodCloud project
‘3.9 million tonnes of food is wasted every year by the food and drink industry. We estimate 10% of this is surplus and fit for consumption, enough food for 800 million meals’ – taken from www.fareshare.org.uk
We are currently working with FareShare on their FoodCloud project, getting good food which is destined for waste from Tesco stores to use for our projects. We will up-cycle the food for our ‘No Child Hungry’ campaigns and other community initiatives. We collected our first donation from our local Tesco last week, enabling us get the wheels in motion – thank you!
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