Staying healthy, connected and keeping busy during COVID hasn't been easy - so we're trialling a new way to bring fresh food and recipes, socialising and skill-building opportunities to Seniors in Melbourne with the North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House.
The Food in Common project commenced in October 2020 with fortnightly recipe packs, instructional cooking videos and regular online catch-ups. We've been so fortunate to source some of our food from the Melbourne Food Hub's sustainable and local suppliers through Grow / Source / Eat.
Pumpkin, saltbush and haloumi salad
From 2021, the program will add in a program of gardening workshops and digital literacy training to assist those over 60 to keep in touch, stay healthy and learn new skills. We'll then create a guide for others community organisations wanting to combine their food, gardening and tech projects with resources to help make it easier for older people everywhere to stay connected.
You can check out the online cooking classes we've done so far on our Youtube channel.
This project was made possible with the generous support of the Arcare Family Foundation.
Interested in running community food workshops with us? Get in touch