FoodWorks at Bosence Farm

Posted on: March 28, 2018

It was chicken fajitas all round last week when the Cornwall Food Foundation visited local charity Bosence Farm, near Hayle, to deliver one of their popular FoodWorks sessions.  

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Bosence Farm, the successful treatment and rehabilitation facility for people suffering from severe drug or alcohol addiction, often works with other local charities to provide a varied programme of activities for residents as part of their recovery.  Learning how to eat healthily and cheaply using basic cooking skills with Food Workers from the Foundation, Rachael Anderson and Lee Russell and their pop-up kitchen, proved to be very popular. 

The Cornwall Food Foundation, known for managing the Fifteen Cornwall Apprentice Programme and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant run their full six session FoodWorks community cooking course teaching people how to cook fresh, affordable and nutritious food from scratch.  Their community projects collaborate with the food industry across Cornwall to offer vocational training opportunities, and engage communities through food-related activities focusing on health, education and employment. 

Chief Executive of Bosence Farm, Kate Cook said “it is fantastic to be working with the Cornwall Food Foundation, learning how to care about yourself and get well by eating properly is a very important part of each person’s recovery here at Bosence and this session certainly got people cooking – and eating!  We would like to thank the Big Lottery for funding this project and giving our residents the chance to join FoodWorks.”  

Residents were equally impressed “who would have thought such a little food would go such a long way and be delicious – bring on our next session!”

Matthew Thomson, Chief Executive of Cornwall Food Foundation added: “Food is integral to the wellbeing of our local communities.  We are really pleased to see how popular FoodWorks has been at Bosence Farm.  It’s so good to inspire people in Cornwall through food, and enable those in greatest need to achieve meaningful change.”

To find out more about the work of both charities –  Bosence Farm Community and the Cornwall Food Foundation – and ways in which you can support them visit www.bosencefarm.com  www.cornwallfoodfoundation.org


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