Answer: The money you give us helps to fund events in our communities, by using food to build connections.
Loneliness kills! Did you know that being lonely is likely to increase your risk of death by 29%? It is worse for your health than obesity, and lonely people are more likely to suffer from dementia, heart disease and depression.
91 Ways focus for 2019 is to go into communities and create events for people to come together, talk, share food and make friends.
We have been working with Bristol Aging Better (BAB), whose focus is to develop services and support for older people that address isolation and loneliness.
With both BAB and Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group we are working on a program of cooking classes for over 55’s aimed to bring together people from diverse backgrounds in local communities, encouraging them to meet new people and introducing them to new foods from all different cultures.
Our latest classes are from January 14th until February 11th 2019 between 9.30am – 12 midday at The Square Food Foundation at The Park in Knowle West. We are really excited as the lesson on Monday 14th January is a Mauritian Medley from Brinda Bungaroo and on the 21st January we have an amazing menu from Reena Anderson-Bickley. Plus lots of help from the fantastic team at Square Food ! We can’t wait!