Crewkerne Community Kitchen

We distribute food that shops would throw away to people who would like to eat it, and also run a community cooking group.

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About our group

Community Crewkerne Community Kitchen collects food that supermarkets and other shops cannot sell and gives it to people who would like to eat it. We are based in the George Reynolds Centre, South St Crewkerne TA18 8DA and are open on Mondays 11-12, Tuesdays 11.30-12.30 and Thursdays 9.30-11. We also give away donated toiletries and some pet food when available.

We also support the Chop & Chat cooking group;  every Friday they prepare from scratch a delicious, healthy lunch at the Speedwell Hall, Abbey St Crewkerne TA18 7HY, from 11am to 2pm.  £3 voluntary contribution covers the cost of ingredients. Anyone is welcome to join the group for lunch at 1pm if they prefer.

The group was set up in response to the first COVID pandemic to help support the people of Crewkerne and surrounding villages. Since we started in June 2020 from a shop in Market St (Thankyou Bar 5!) we have helped save at least 30 tonnes of food from going to landfill.  Thanks to the support of Crewkerne Town Council we now have our own cupboard, fridges and freezers, so we can take chilled produce and manage larger donations. In 2023 the Crewkerne Aquacentre gave us a generous donation to support provision of toiletries to users.

Co-founder of Crewkerne Community Kitchen Michael Fox (2nd left) with volunteer manager Kirsteen Catherwood (left), and some of the group’s volunteers.

Co-founder of Crewkerne Community Kitchen Michael Fox (2nd left) with volunteer manager Kirsteen Catherwood (left), and some of the group’s volunteers.

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