Abraham’s Kitchen brings the community together for a free and delicious lunch, offering a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a meal during the school holidays. Well, that was before the lockdown restrictions.
Abraham’s Kitchen: Cook at Home project provides 50 families across Westbury with a bag of fresh of ingredients every month, challenging them to cook the healthy recipe tucked into the bag.
This Westbury Town Council staff lead initiative focusses on food education and increasing family time around the table. The project has seen families come together to cook delicious recipes including homemade pizza, risotto and pasta bake as well as challenging the taste buds with chilli and curry dishes.
The Abraham’s Kitchen: Cook at Home bags are free thanks to ongoing funding from Tesco Bags for Life, Wiltshire Community Foundation, Westbury Town Council and Area Board….. Families are referred by schools and other professional organisations to be part of the project, while volunteers from Westbury Town Council, Open Westbury and Westbury Cricket Club pack and deliver the bags on the last Saturday of every month.
(Especially ones my kids will actually want to eat!)
That’s why it’s so important to provide a service that includes recipes and youth engagement, as well as providing the food.
Over time our hope is to educate young people about healthy eating with this interactive and fun cook-a-long, and create a lasting effect on community wellbeing that goes way beyond simply providing a box of food.