A £100,000 lottery funding award for the Our Community Kitchen project has been welcomed in a parliamentary motion tabled by Iain Gray MSP.
The project, which has been based in Haddington Bowling Club, was developed as an intergenerational project by Dementia Friendly East Lothian, to provide home-cooked food for local people in the community who are isolated and vulnerable. It is also helping tackle “holiday hunger” by working with schools to offer free freshly cooked food to children and families during the holidays.
Iain Gray MSP said:
“This is a really welcome funding boost for a fantastic community project which has made a significant difference to the lives of local people. I’m delighted that the project has received the award and congratulate everyone involved in developing and running Our Community Kitchen on this success and for everything they are doing to support the local community.”
Title: Lottery Funding for Our Community Kitchen
Motion Text: That the Parliament congratulates the Our Community Kitchen project in Haddington on securing £100,000 of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland; understands that the service, which was developed as an intergenerational project by Dementia Friendly East Lothian, will use the funding to deliver its community kitchen, which brings people of all walks of life together to eat home-cooked food; notes that the project aims to benefit local people in the community who are isolated and vulnerable, and also contributes to helping to reduce “holiday hunger” by working with schools and the local area partnership to offer free freshly cooked food to children and families during the holidays, and commends all those involved in designing, delivering and supporting the project for the positive difference that it is making to the local community.