News and Stories Blog 3rd December - Oldham Help Us Secure £25,000! We need YOUR support! On 6th October 2018, the first EVER Community Kitchen session ran with six families from all areas of Stevenage, with the aim of helping families to cook healthy, simple meals without breaking the bank but most importantly spending time together and having fun! Fast forward to today and the Foundation's Community Kitchen project has been shortlisted as part of the Aviva Community Fund to secure up to £25,000 worth of funding to expand the programme scale and reach. Voting opened on Tuesday 23rd October and runs until Tuesday 20th November and you can vote up to 10 times for the project of your choice! In Stevenage, over 1 in 4 children are classed as obese by the time they reach Year 6 at school (age 11) and the same number are deemed to be living in poverty by local authority statistics. The Community Kitchen aims to tackle both of these local challenges head on by offering friendly, supportive advice and new ideas to eat well without forking out (pun intended) for all the latest food fads. But for now, this grant will allow the Community Kitchen to take that next step along that journey by allowing an additional five courses to be delivered during 2019 which will begin to look at other less-advantaged members of our community. By voting for this project you are voting for young children in our local community to develop fantastic life habits of eating well, learning how to cook simple, nutritious meals and give families the opportunity to have a shared experience and put two hours aside each week to have some fun in the Community Kitchen that can be replicated in their homes day in, day out. To vote please visit https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-3117#0 To find out more about our Community Kitchen - click here Join Our Team The Foundation are on the look out for enthusiastic and passionate people to join their team out in the community delivering each and every week. Current vacancies including Part-Time Community Coaches, Casual Coaches and Volunteers to support staff with the delivery of some of our community-based projects. If you are interested in giving people the opportunity to realise their potential and want to get involved then please click here.