Could you cook an extra portion of dinner for an older neighbour? Meal Makers connect people who love cooking, with older neighbours who would appreciate home cooked food delivered every now and then. Meal Makers is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project. They use an online platform (www.mealmakers.org.uk) to connect volunteers who are happy to share an extra portion of their home cooking with older neighbours who would really welcome a freshly prepared meal and a friendly chat. They aim to tackle social isolation and the growing problem of malnutrition by helping older adults who no longer find it easy to cook for themselves to enjoy freshly home cooked food. They also aim to strengthen connections with communities and provide a flexible way for people to volunteer their time and skills locally in a way which suits them. Sign up online to volunteer as a 'Cook' and they'll connect you with an older neighbour 'Diner' who would really appreciate some home cooked food and a friendly chat. Join Meal Makers today and do something great with an extra plate!
no upper age limit has been specified
Volunteers will be offered support but there is no formal training provided for this opportunity.
Volunteers are asked to complete an online food safety quiz.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Volunteers need to be community minded people who enjoy cooking and wouldn't mind sharing an extra portion with an older neighbour from time to time.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
A minimum age is for safeguarding purposes as volunteers go into the homes of adults. Under 16s can volunteer but only in the company of an adult.
This opportunity is currently available in North East Fife.
Volunteer 'Cooks' select a 'Diner' they would like to share a meal with in their local area; it is therefore the volunteer's decision to determine how far they are willing to travel. How often,
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
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