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Have your say on Knowle West cookery school services

Image Square Food Foundation.

A Knowle West cookery school and community kitchen is asking local people to have their say to help improve its services.

The award-winning Square Food Foundation has been based at The Park in Daventry Road since 2011.

The organisation runs cookery classes for different community groups. These include older people, families and adults with learning disabilities as well as young people not in education or employment.

During the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, Square Food had to close its regular classes – but instead, with a team of volunteers, set out to use its kitchen to help the community.

Headed by founder and director Barny Haughton, they have been cooking daily meals for 55 local families – serving up to 275 people a day.

Founder and director Barny Haughton with some of the meals cooked for local families during lockdown.

The cookery school now wants to consult local residents to find out the type of classes they would like to see – so it can be “the best community resource possible” when it is able to open again.

Claire Allen from Square Food Foundation says: “…We’re looking at how we can re-open as a cookery school and want to make sure that the classes and services we offer are as useful as they can be….”

As a thank you, those answering the questions will be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper of Square Food products.

To reach the short survey click this link .

You can listen to the Knowle West podcast featuring Barny Haughton here: https://anchor.fm/kwmc/episodes/Square-Food-Foundation-edg7i9