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Celebrating diversity with cookbook for World Food Day 2021

15 October 2021

Do you know about World Food Day?

On 16 October each year the world takes a moment to raise global awareness of agriculture, hunger, and food issues. It’s a day dedicated to food, not only for those who love it but for those who need it. This year, we decide to open a new e-cookbook with a world food category and would like residents to help us fill it with recipes. We plan to publish the e-cookbook in Spring 2022, so there's plenty of time for you to submit your recipes to us.

World Food Day officially marks the anniversary of the creation of the UN's Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945. It has traditionally been the day aiming for food security for all. Nobody should ever go to bed hungry. While we acknowledge that we need food for sustenance and survival (and that we all should have access to the food needed to live a healthy life), we also know that it is one of the pleasures of life.

We appreciate our diverse resident base, so as we continue to work on delivering our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action plan we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate with something special by creating an e-Cookbook for the community, starting with recipes from around the world. 

Food often brings people together, and we can all learn something from each-other when it comes to cuisine. Over the coming months we'll be sharing how you can enter recipes for the following sections:

Around the World

The multicultural dishes that celebrate your heritage, religious celebrations and family traditions, which are rarely written down and made delicious just by using feeling as a measurement.

Little Chefs

For the aspiring young cooks and bakers who enjoy being in the kitchen and preparing for adulthood.

Mystery Meals

For the creative chefs who always make a delicious meal whether shopping on a budget, raiding the store cupboard essentials, fridge odds and ends or being savvy with leftovers.

How to get your recipes into the e-cookbook

Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer something more savoury, you can take part. Simply download and send in your completed recipe forms to get.involved@networkhomes.org.uk up to March 2022. 

Download and create your recipe with the template

Support agencies and further resources

If you require support with food security, would like to find out more about limiting food waste, or donating to charities that are working towards ending hunger see below:

Network Homes Welfare Advice  

Network Cares Charitable Fund 

The Trussell Trust - Stop UK Hunger

Home - End Hunger UK

Fareshare

Oddbox

Too good to go 

Olio

The Felix Project

 

Safe Space

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