Help Sanctuary Seekers get 2020 off to a tasty start!
Is your New Year resolution to #BeKind, to be more creative, to be more supportive, to enjoy new experiences or learn a new skill? Then, here’s a sure fire way to get an early ‘tick in the box’ by supporting a fantastic project for 2020.
A Leicester-based crowdfunder, Global Kitchen, will provide training for chefs from sanctuary-seeking backgrounds and will offer free community meals to members of the local community by raising just under £8000. This project has resonated with the local area in its aim to host and train volunteer chefs from the refugee and asylum seeking community and to encourage those new chefs to share their home country recipes and cooking skills with the local community.
Now, more than ever, is the time to unite different backgrounds and cultures to create long-lasting friendships and a deeper appreciation of each other by raising the funds to help this Leicester project deliver regular bi-monthly sessions and a brand-new cook book! Whilst January is a tough month for all, financially, one bonus of this crowdfunder is that you pledge your money now and the cash is only taken if the project hits full target by February 3, so you can still donate and not worry about the bank balance until next month.
Have you already pledged once to @JourneysFest's #GlobalKitchenLeicester crowdfunder but found yourself flush with Christmas cash?
Or maybe you just shared the first time round?
Now's the time to donate & share as there's less than a month to go!https://t.co/JWW62BZleJ pic.twitter.com/3mmtx7ZUnZ
— ArtReach (@_ArtReach) January 13, 2020
Sessions will be run in collaboration with Soft Touch Arts, an award winning Leicestershire charity, who use arts, media and music activities to make positive life changes for disadvantaged young people by supporting them to develop creative, social and employability skills. Soft Touch Arts has welcomed newcomers through its doors from the very first Global Kitchen session and is placed right in the heart of the communities the project is reaching out to.
Thanks to the support from the City Mayor of Leicester, Peter Soulsby and Business Improvement District (BID) Leicester, this project is on its way to providing various skills to all ages and backgrounds in the Leicester community, from socialising to cooking.
Supporters can back this special project at Global Kitchen – but there less than 30 days for this to happen!
Past attendees and supporters have shared that they “would like similar events in the future that help with future integration” and that they “really enjoyed cooking, learning different dishes, meeting new people and the food – fantastic!”