We are National Lottery Funded for 2018-2019
Thank you to the Big Lottery Fund for their grant of £9,090. The funding will be used to fund our office and van for a period of 9 months. Since Nourish has grown our van and office space are now an essential part of day to day operations at Nourish and thanks to the Big Lottery, these are both now funded from July 1st 2018 to 31 March 2019.
Thank you to the Mrs Smith and Mount Trust.
Thank you to The Mount Fund from the Mrs Smith & Mount Trust who have awarded a grant of £5,000.00 to Nourish for 2018/2019. The grant will help pay towards core costs and ensure we can deliver our charitable activities.
Thank you to the Brook Trust and the Kent Community Foundation.
Thank you to The Brook Trust Fund For Kent through Kent Community Foundation who have awarded a grant of £4,995.00 to Nourish for 2018/2019.
The funding will enable us to fund our Warehouse Manager for 2018-2019 and help towards funding of our fresh food voucher system.
New Funders for 2018-2019
The Martello Fund
Thank you to The Martello Fund through Kent Community Foundation who have awarded a grant of £3,000.00 to Nourish for 2018/2019. The grant will help pay towards core costs and ensure we can deliver our charitable activities.
Youth Social Action Fund
Thank you to The Youth Social Action Fund through Kent Community Foundation who have awarded a grant of £3,253.00 to Nourish for 2018/2019.
The funding will not only enable us to continue to provide youth volunteering sessions throughout 2018-2019 but also increase our capacity to allow more youth groups and individuals to take part in our volunteering programmes.
Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table
Huge thanks to the RTWRT for a 3rd year of funding. This year the RTWRT have funded an essential events package that will help us promote awareness and raise funds when out and about and when holding events.
Sweetwoods Choose Nourish
Fantastic news that Sweetwoods Park Golf Club has chosen Nourish as their charity of the year for 2018-2019.
They will be running various events throughout the year, their main event being an Open Charity Golf Event on Saturday 30th June.
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In the case of food co-ops, a group of people join forces, volunteer their time and pool their buying power in order to be able to buy foods they may otherwise find it hard to get hold of at a price they can afford. This toolkit was produced as part of the Big Lottery funded Making Local Food Work programme to help more communities set up their own food co-ops and buying groups. Nourish would be interested in hearing from any community groups that are interested in exploring food co-ops and bulk buy.
Try out some great recipes from one of our donators - Kirsten Butler
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Jack Monroe's ready-meal challenge
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Famous Bacon Pudding
(July 2013) Here is a recipe from Elaine of the The Bliss Cafe, Southborough (www.cafebliss.co.uk) for her Famous Bacon Pudding:
300g of self raising flour
150g of suet mix (Atora)
Sage and Onion stuffing
large bag of bacon misshapes from your butcher
Mix the s/r flour and suet mix with a little water, salt and pepper until it blends.
Roll out into a rectangle.
Pack it with the raw stuffing.
Fry off the bacon and onion to get rid of the moisture.
Place bacon and onion onto the stuffing and roll the rectangle like a swiss roll.
Secure well with tin foil and wrap cling-film around it to make it water tight.
Pop into a steamer for about one and a half hours.
Please let us know if you try it!
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We are looking to make a folder of easy to cook, cheap and tasty recipes to go with our food bags. If you enjoy cooking, or know someone who does, please think about donating one of your favourite recipes to us. Or perhaps you would like to collate these together for our website? We will be very happy to give you a list of ingredients to work with.
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