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Food Friends tackles social isolation and loneliness in communities through food and friendship.

Our meal-sharing initiative connects volunteers – who are willing to deliver an extra portion of their home cooked food – with a neighbour, who would benefit from a delicious home cooked meal and doorstep chat.

A meal is more than just the ingredients on the plate, nourishment beyond nutrition. It’s the provision of kindness and hope. A donation of just £3.80 provides a meal, delivered with company and conversation, combatting loneliness and isolation with every delicious bite.

How to volunteer to cook for your community

Original article written by Xanthe Clay for The Telegraph. What do we do when we want to make people feel better? We feed them. A hug is currently out of the question, it’s the next best thing.

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How Whitstable came together to feed isolated residents

Original article written by Madeline Howell for The Telegraph. Whitstable is seen as affluent, and people love to visit – but hidden citizens struggle with social isolation and food poverty.

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Developing fantastic new food friendships – Meeting Mac

Vanessa has been a Food Friends volunteer cook for 9 months. She talks to us about meeting her remarkable Food Friend Mac and the wonderful friendship they’ve developed.

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