Bags of Taste

Hands-on cooking classes that are also great fun

We teach people who are struggling with food costs to eat better, for less.

Our delicious recipes are sourced from around the world and are all designed to cost less than £1.00 per head.

At the end of every lesson you can buy bags of ingredients at a cost of £3.00 each, with enough food included for four meals, so you can try cooking it again (and again) at home.

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What we did – 13 December 2017

Despite life-threatening weather, we had another full house (25 – 30 people) as usual.

Volunteer Tom and project lead Sallie were inconvenienced by weather side-effects. Here’s the ICT Room consolation video …

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The Meeting Room consolation messages were even more effusive.

Special thanks to volunteers Charlie and Lauren (lurking in the video background) from Mediacom via Benefacto – plus our regular volunteers Derek and Michael.

Hackney Foodbank

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

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Seeing ourselves, Showing ourselves

Do you remember this photography project with Helen Cammock at Open School East?

The studio portraits are online again at hackneystream.net/ose/seeing-ourselves-showing-ourselves

Helen has a new project called Shouting in Whispers – she will tell you about it herself at Whitmore Community Centre, Friday afternoon – 2 pm – 20 October 2017.

Helen will also pop in on Wednesday morning 18 October. Be sure not to miss her!