Thrifty Kitchen

Thrifty Kitchen is a pilot project funded by Preston City Council and the ‘Our Food Co-op’ Legacy Fund. The Project aims to equip people from Preston with a broad range of cooking skills, budgeting information, digital skills, money and time saving tips and tricks in a friendly, informal and hands-on session to help them get more out of their weekly shop.

The project utilizes food from FareShare, which consists primarily of food that would ordinarily go to waste.

We held weekly cook and eat sessions, where people learned to combine low cost store-cupboard ingredients to make healthy, well-rounded meals for themselves and their families. Sessions were attended by an intergenerational, international multi-skilled cross-section of the Preston community.

Prior to lockdown the project had exceeded expectations so we took it online.