Greenwich welcomes SOOP!

  Posted on 21st November 2017

We’re delighted to welcome Stories On Our Plate – SOOP to Greenwich!

From a chance meeting at our Surplus Feast last autumn, we have been working with SOOP to help them relocate in Greenwich, the home of one of the founders and bring their expertise and enthusiasm to our borough!  SOOP is an exciting and innovative social enterprise which uses food to challenge the marginalisation of refugees living in the UK. Central to SOOP is their culinary training programme for refugees, aimed at overcoming the multiple barriers they face to entering careers in the food and catering industries. The multifaceted programme not only fosters greater employability through immersive English language training, kitchen skills and accreditation, but also promotes the use of food and storytelling to combat prejudice and facilitate social inclusion.  Celebrating differences through the shared experience of a meal underlines the SOOP philosophy, a central tenant of the Good Food in Greenwich ethos.    They host regular supper clubs to help fund their work, and break down those barriers, and are looking for venues in Greenwich to host.  If you know of a venue that supports supper clubs, please get in touch with Jack – jacksoopstories@gmail.com.

You can support their amazing work through attending one of the fundraising supper clubs and/or by donating to their crowdfunding campaign.  They are also looking for venues in Greenwich to host support clubs.  Follow them on social media for updates on other food and story-based events coming soon.

SOOP’s Co-Founders are – Jack Fleming, Jolien Benjamin and Laura Love-Petschl.

Follow at: facebook.com/soopstories; @soop_stories

Eat with SOOP: grubclub.com/stories-on-our-plate-soop

Donate: https://soas.hubbub.net/p/soopstories

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