Food club project up for grant


    THE Friendly Food Club cookery project, which has been running in Bridport since May, has been shortlisted for the lottery funded People’s Projects competition, which holds a prize of £50,000.

    The competition entry will highlight the work of the group who took part in cookery workshops at St Mary’s Church Hall and Salway Ash Village Hall and offer the opportunity for the public to vote.

    During the project, volunteers from the group worked with Friendly Food Club tutors to promote the initiative in Bucky Doo Square during Bridport Food Festival week, offering ‘what’s in my soup’ and ‘how well do you know your herbs’ competitions.

    Friendly Food Club tutors and volunteers also manned the healthy burger workshop at the food festival and pasty tent at Symondsbury fete, which raised the extra funding for a celebration workshop and free buffet the group are offer this weekend.

    From 12.30pm on Saturday, September 23rd at St Mary’s Church Hall in South Street, Bridport, volunteers from the project will be showing off their new skills by offering a free buffet, highlighting the dishes they learnt to cook during the workshops.

    Whilst the event is free, those who would like to come along are asked to contact or call 01308 868700 so they can make sure there is enough food to go around.

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    Bridport & Beaminster Reporter| Lottie is currently studying for an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism through a distance learning course and joined the paper in April 2014 on a freelance basis, becoming a staff reporter in January 2015. She is now the reporter for the View From Bridport and View From Beaminster papers.