THE LAVERTON INSTITUTE

Abraham's Kitchen

Abraham’s Kitchen works with 50 local families who each get an ingredients bag full of healthy produce, bought & donated, delivered to their doors with a simple, nutritious one-pot recipe included in each one. Children are then challenged to ‘Cook at Home’ for the rest of their family.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (270325)

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Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£40

Time left

159 days

Donations

1

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Child poverty is 10% higher in Westbury, Wiltshire than the national average. Overall, 24% of Westbury school children are eligible for free school meals, which is also higher than the national average. More than 250 children are living below the poverty line. Many of these children are regularly going without any hot meals at all.The current pandemic has only exacerbated the problems described above, with families who are ineligible for free school meals now struggling to find work.

Solution

Abraham's Kitchen (named after Abraham Laverton, 1819-86) is a volunteer project run by council staff to provide up to 50 local families with Cook At Home Food Parcels, each receiving a box of all the necessary ingredients (collected by us) along with a fun, simple, interactive but nutritious one-pot cook-a-long recipe which we design and print. Children are then challenged to ‘Cook at Home’ for the rest of their family.