About this cause
We will deliver cooking workshops to families supported by the Plymouth Domestic Support Service who have fled domestic abuse. Many of the families present with other needs including poor mental health, low income and poor health, including diet and nutrition. We will support them to cook healthy, nutritious meals, making food fun rather than a chore and giving them the confidence to adapt to new surroundings and/or limited cooking facilities.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Domestic abuse impacts on all aspects of family life including finances, confidence, and mealtimes. When the time comes for the families to leave the refuge and move into temporary or permanent accommodation, they will be more confident in their ability to cook for themselves. They will have learned that sharing food brings people and families together, and the social value it creates.