The Random Kitchen looks for a new premises to continue cooking for community

  Posted: 29.06.20 at 15:31 by Hannah Corfield

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A community kitchen, which fired into action as soon as the coronavirus crisis hit, has since dished out thousands of free meals to people struggling - from all walks of life and all over Devon.

Trained cook, Cathy McCollum, who set up The Random Kitchen, works alongside a team of volunteers to prepare frozen meals for doorstep delivery to people who need it.

The team currently operate out of Honiton Rugby Club on Allhallows Playing Field, however with restrictions now easing the premises will cease to be available from mid-July.

“We’re desperately looking for somewhere in Honiton to enable us to continue with The Random Kitchen,” Cathy told Honiton Nub News.

"The support we've had from the local community has been amazing - from people dropping off bits and pieces and donating to our Crowdfunder page to local businesses supplying regular loads.

Honiton Wine Bar, Porkies Butchers, Devon Fishmongers, Tesco Honiton, Lidl - through Ela Kornas - are just a few of the Honiton businesses who have given generously to The Random Kitchen.

Dedicated team of volunteers at The Random Kitchen

“I can’t thank the community enough. Obviously, the problem we face now is finding a new premises to continue what we’re doing.

“We are asking anyone who may know of a place with the right facilities that we can use; even if it’s only temporary while we secure somewhere more permanent.

“We also want to remind people and businesses to think of us if they are throwing away any produce.

"Waste reduction is a key part of our aim and we pride ourselves on being able to create meals out of whatever edible items we receive.”

For more information and updates check out The Random Kitchen Facebook page here.

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