Cyrenians Good Food
The Cyrenians Good Food programme is a social enterprise with a mission to bring good food and healthy lifestyles to people who are experiencing disadvantage, isolation, poverty and homelessness. They work with people of all ages, circumstances and backgrounds. The opportunities and support that they offer are designed to meet their individual needs and help them towards making long-term improvements in their lives.
Its outcomes are:
• improving health and well-being
• providing routes to employment
• reducing revolving-door homelessness, re-offending and relapse
• improving practice and provision in homelessness services
• improving social understanding and community integration
Who else can benefit from the Good Food programme?
• Charities/social enterprises looking for cost-effective solutions offering choice and quality food to people in need and food-related training for staff and users
• food producers and retailers looking for both CSR benefits and food waste solutions
• local authorities needing cost-effective solutions to revolving door homelessness
• health authorities looking to promote healthy eating to socially excluded groups and prevent over-demand on health services
• government's need to (a) combat enduring unemployment (b) find solutions to food waste and better access to the most excluded
• the environment
The Good Food Project's services include:
• A food redistribution project (FareShare) which collects good food that would otherwise be wasted, and redistributes it among member agencies in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
• Cooking classes and a range of 'hands on' activities which encourage healthy eating, and promote social inclusion. These new skills also help participants increase their confidence.
• Practical opportunities for training and work experience through a range of social enterprise activities
• Advice and support for those trying to improve the lives of others through the provision of good food and good health.
For further info`, contact:
Cyrenians Good Food
84 - 86 Jane Street
Tel: 0131 554 3900
Fax: 0131 554 4032
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