News

With the cost of living increasing so much at the moment, we thought it would be useful to go through some of the essentials to keep in stock to help you to keep down the cost of eating well. Download … More

Project Food has launched new dates for our popular Cooking Made Easy groups in Axminster and Seaton. Funded by the Seaton Hospital League of Friends, the Seaton group will continue to meet at The Marshlands Centre, Harbour Road on the … More

Our April newsletter is out now! We have been very busy recently with new sign-ups to our mailing list, so we are taking a look at the main Project Food principles for eating well this month. Remember, it’s not just … More

Our March newsletter is out now! Last month we took a look at the different types of sugar and how to identify them. This month the spotlight is on food labels and ‘sugar swaps’. Learning more about this can help … More

We recently welcomed BBC Spotlight news to our kitchens to film a news feature on our cooking classes for children from low-income families or with SEND. Working with River Cottage and NHS Property Services volunteers, we hosted 3 days of … More

We have all heard how too much sugar can lead to obesity and other long-term health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. But is this true of all sugar? The truth is less straightforward than you might think! Project … More

We were so excited on Monday 21st February to welcome more children to our Axminster Hospital kitchens to a cooking class with River Cottage Executive Head Chef Gelf Alderson, ably assisted by volunteers from NHS Property Services.  The children cooked … More

This February half term, we’re teaming up with River Cottage to run some FREE hands-on cooking classes for children aged 7-11 from low income families or children with special educational needs in Axminster and the surrounding villages. Working alongside their … More

Whilst not everyone feels the need for breakfast, research does show that eating breakfast can improve concentration and makes you less likely to get cravings for more unhealthy foods if you have had something to eat in the morning. Even … More

We are excited to be welcoming local children to our kitchen for our super fun ‘Kids’ Kitchen’ club. Children from years 5 and 6 with special education needs and disabilities will come and explore food and cooking in a friendly, … More

When the evenings are dark and it’s cold out, it can tempting to turn to stodgy, rich dinners every evening.  These (often not so healthy) choices don’t always make us feel wonderful after we’ve eaten them. Look out for foods … More

I wonder how many of you have heard a series on BBC Radio 4 called ‘Just One Thing’ presented by Dr Michael Mosley? It’s been a really interesting series of programmes on how you can improve your health and wellbeing … More

It’s been a busy 12 months at Project Food!  A new home, new projects, fundraising events and all while still supporting people that have feeling the impact of the pandemic.  Read our annual newsletter – Food Matters. Project Food Nov … More

Many of us find it hard to get through the day without ‘a little something’ between meals. But the problem with snacks is that that the unhealthy ones can add many hundreds of calories to our day –without giving us … More

We are delighted to announce that we are resuming our FREE cooking sessions in November.  Starting in our kitchens at Axminster Hospital, The Crowshute Centre in Chard and Marshlands Centre in Seaton, our friendly supportive groups will offer cooking demonstrations … More

This event has now sold out.  To keep up to date with future fundraising events, please email kerry@project-food.org.uk Come and join us on Friday 26th November for a wine tasting evening at The Woodlands Hotel in Sidmouth. A fantastic opportunity … More

Our September newsletter is now live! We have been running our Covid related projects for quite sometime now so thought that in this month’s newsletter we would update you on all things Project Food—how we’ve been supporting the community during … More

We were very pleased to work with Devon County Council to support families with children who qualify for free school meals with recipe boxes over the summer holidays. “We loved the opportunity to learn to cook together, to have a … More

River Cottage Founder, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will be greeting guests over a drink at our next fundraising dinner to he held at River Cottage on 9th September.  

We are delighted once again to be able to offer food boxes to families of school aged children.  So if you live in or near Axminster and would like one, please get in touch on 01297 631782 or info@project-food.org.uk.  We … More

Calling all 8-12 year old children who want something to do during the holidays, would like to learn about cookery and love eating delicious food!  Come and cook with us from 10.30 – 1 on 11th August and then eat … More

Our July newsletter is now live! Barbeque or BBQ, whichever way you spell it, the weather for one has finally arrived!  In this month’s newsletter we’re looking at a few ways to help make yours not only absolutely delicious but … More

50 lucky families were given recipe boxes to cook meals for themselves over the summer half term. We prepared the boxes, and working through the Axe Valley Academy, Axminster Primary and St Mary’s Schools in Axminster, we made sure that … More

Project Food ran a holiday camp with cooking and a full meal each day during the Easter Holidays for children from Axminster primary schools. Everyone enjoyed the week enormously and the feedback has been extremely positive, giving parents some relief … More

Project Food has been commissioned by Devon Community Foundation, on behalf of Devon County Council, to map existing food support for children and families in East Devon. More

Retired Colyton resident Brian has found our Zoom cooking classes a revelation. More