Pay It Forward, Kids Packed Lunch
One Knowsley is leading a new collaboration of community organizations, social enterprise and independent business to establish The Knowsley Kitchen, a partnership with access to fresh food for all at its heart.
Knowsley Kitchen is inspired by Lucy Antal (Alchemic Kitchen) and Dave Critchley (executive chef at Lu Ban, and founder of The LIDS Delivery Service), this Knowsley enterprise and Knowsley resident have come together with local organizations to build upon the appetite within the voluntary, community and faith sector in Knowsley to build a sustainable food network and respond to communities during Covid-19 and beyond.
Based on mutual aid, boxes of fresh seasonal produce including bread from Homebaked Anfield are just the start. As we develop, our intentions include educational projects, recipes and so much more; but the ultimate aim is to address the current and long-term problem of access to fresh food, whilst reducing food waste and improving health outcomes.
All moneys donated to Knowsley Kitchen via One Knowsley, and from the sales of boxes of fresh local produce will make additional boxes available to support those households who need a little extra help at this point in time. This is about beautiful food, nourishing communities and building a sustainable, educational and delicious approach to enjoying food within, and across, all our communities in Knowsley. Real food for real people.
With many thanks for your donation today and thanks to our founding supporters: St Gabriels’ Church Huyton and the Deanery for Knowsley, Torrington Drive Community Association (TDCA), The Boyzee and Home Start Knowsley.
The ‘Red Neighbours’ initiative will focus on four key areas of need as a result of extensive research with key people who live and work in L4.
The areas are: food poverty and education; support for the elderly community; encouraging a physically active community; and creating memorable experiences for young people.
A small dedicated team of LFC staff will work together with local residents, 25 schools around the Anfield area, local community groups, key stakeholders, and other club staff who will give their time and expertise voluntarily to support the programme and help to create events and experiences to support the four areas of need.
Susan Black, director of communications at LFC, said: “Community work has always been an integral part of Liverpool Football Club. For more than 20 years our community activity has been conducted by the club’s Foundation across Merseyside and around the world with the support of their international partners.
“This new programme will focus on being a good neighbour and helping to make a difference in the Anfield community and the people who live and work within it. Through our research with the Anfield community we were able to identify four themes to focus our efforts and make a difference.
The Market Place is owned and run by South Liverpool Homes. The shop links with food charity FareShare and other local sources of food and household goods, allowing residents on a low income to gain access to essential goods at a vastly-reduced price. The Market Place was set up by a small project team at South Liverpool Homes and is run solely by volunteers.
We could not do this without the support of our amazing customers, independent retailers and other partners.
Your Donations through the website make the biggest difference with packed Lunches and #Payitforward going directly to families in our local communities that are less fortunate.