Leed soup kitchen chosen for food poverty campaign

TEAMWORK: Kitchen staff at St Georges Crypt are helping to promote a food poverty campaign.
TEAMWORK: Kitchen staff at St Georges Crypt are helping to promote a food poverty campaign.
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A soup kitchen in Leeds has been chosen for a campaign to highlight the issue of food poverty in the UK.

St George’s Crypt is one of three soup kitchens selected to front Knorr’s new Flavour For All campaign.

The vital resource on Great George Street will receive monetary support from Knorr.

It will also help to upskill volunteers and guests through cooking classes that focus on how to create nutritious flavoursome meals that both save money and waste less.

Christine Lane, training and engagement manager at St George’s Crypt, said: “The Flavour For All initiative is very exciting for us at the crypt. It will give people an opportunity to learn new skills that will help them to change their lives and become more independent.

“Cooking is fun, and flavoursome food should be available to everyone. With the help of Knorr, we can make this a reality.”

Knorr will be supporting food aid organisations in Leeds, Newcastle and London that are lifelines for vulnerable people.

They are also teaming up with The Trussell Trust foodbank network to raise awareness of the vital work they do.

Between April and September last year 19,089 adults and 10,601 children in crisis in Yorkshire and Humberside received three-day emergency food supplies from the trust’s foodbanks.

Adrian Curtis, from the Trussell Trust, said: “Working on the frontline across a network of 428 foodbanks means we see the psychological impact of food poverty in the UK. It doesn’t just lead to hunger – it can also lead to loneliness. That’s why community-run projects, like our ‘Eat Well Spend Less’ courses, make such a difference, giving people an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills , and gain confidence in cooking nutritious, tasty meals.”

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