The Family Foraging Kitchen C.I.C is a local social enterprise. Their main objective is to help residents around the Rame Peninsula in SE Cornwall to have appropriate knowledge and confidence to access seasonal and nutritious wild food for free. To help continue their works, especially during this pandemic, the National Lottery Community Fund has awarded them with financial assistance, which is a cause for celebration.
The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest community funder in the UK. They have raised money for communities across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. They started their mission in 2004. Today, they have made over 200,000 grants worth £9 billion that benefit different communities.
The award will enable local households living in Torpoint, Antony, Cawsand, Kingsand, and Millbrook to avail of a free monthly wild box scheme delivered to their front doors. Residents will also have access to free cookery courses and places on the company’s foraging walks. It also includes free content for individuals who want to learn how to help their family stay afloat during a food crisis.
Furthermore, the award will also open job opportunities for local people within the enterprise. This is highly needed, especially because many jobs and incomes have been affected because of the ongoing pandemic.
The company understands how difficult it is to earn during these tough times. They also experienced difficulties in march when a lot of their courses and walks were cancelled, resulting in no income revenues. As a result, Vix Hill-Ryde, the company’s founder, wrote several funding applications to help his employees and the local community who are struggling to make ends meet financially.
If you live in areas covered by the Family Foraging Kitchen and you are interested in joining their foraging walks, or you wish to avail of your free monthly wild food box, you can get in touch with them through email at [email protected]