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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. The volunteering opportunity is simple, uniquely rewarding and built on people’s love of food and its ability to connect those in a community who would otherwise never cross paths

The gift of a meal is so much more than the ingredients on a plate. It’s nourishment beyond nutrition because it brings kindness and connection, which is exactly what lies at the heart of the Food Friends model. A donation of just £4 helps us to deliver a meal, with company and conversation, bringing your community together 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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Canterbury City Council