If you’re a budding Masterchef or just want to pick up some new culinary confidence, here are some ideas of how you can develop and share your skills.

  • Volunteer one Sunday a month with the Food Chain and you can help shop, cook, and deliver nutritional meals to men, women and children who are chronically sick as a result of HIV related illness. Help out at one of the six kitchens across London, every week of the year.


  • Cooking clubs are a great idea because they make cooking fun for kids. Thanks to a national initiative Let’s Get Cooking a number of schools across the country have now got a cooking club of their own. And you can easily volunteer with them in lots of different ways. From giving a ‘healthy’ talk in one of the schools to planning sessions and teaching children cooking skills. Or for more skills based volunteering, lots of the clubs need help with marketing and project management too.


  • FareShare is a national UK charity supporting communities to relieve food poverty. They make sure that food that is surplus, but still ‘fit for purpose’ is used by organisations working with disadvantaged people in the community. You can volunteer in their national office in London or at one of their depots around the country as a driver, navigator, or office volunteer.

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