Meal Makers, the project that connects people and local communities through food, has now rolled out its services to Perth and Kinross.
The service is a free, local neighbourhood food-sharing project that uses an online platform to connect volunteers of any age who have a passion for cooking and want to be active in their communities (Cooks), with older neighbours over the age of 55 (Diners) who would appreciate a delicious home cooked meal from a friendly neighbour. Once a Cook and Diner have been matched the Cook will prepare an extra meal and deliver it to their Diner at a time agreed by both parties.
By matching volunteer cooks with diners Meal Makers aims to reduce food poverty and malnutrition, improve diets and combat social isolation by breaking down the barriers that lead to loneliness. The project helps to strengthen connections within communities by providing a flexible way for people to volunteer their time and skills locally in a way which suits them.
Meal Makers has made a flying start in Perth and Kinross having made several matches in different parts of the region with both Cooks and Diners advising that they are thoroughly enjoying meal shares and being part of the project. If you think you could do something great with an extra plate, or would like to meet a friendly neighbour over a plate of their delicious home cooked food then Meal Makers would love to hear from you.
Cooks can join Meal Makers by visiting www.mealmakers.org.uk or contacting Meal Makers on 01738 452236 / firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to sign up as a Diner or know someone who would really appreciate some home cooked food, then you please call Meal Makers on 01738 452236.
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