Date Posted... May 1st 2020

Student cooks donated food for vulnerable

Student Jenna has been putting everything she’s learnt from Mrs Taylor and AJ in the Leiths Cookery course to good use during the lockdown, helping to feed the vulnerable in Cornwall in these difficult times.

She told us the story of how she’s been helping: “I knew that food banks and services for vulnerable people in Cornwall were really struggling for contributions during the crisis. I contacted all the local supermarkets to ask for donations of food waste to make nutritious home cooked food. Waitrose Truro were kind enough to donate a car boot full of food that I turned into 60 portions of minestrone soup, 150 blueberry muffins, 150 Raspberry muffins, 25 portions of meatballs, red pepper sauce and colcannon mash, 50 portions of fresh tomato soup, 25 portions of pea and watercress soup and 50 portions of apple and rhubarb crumbles.

“I then teamed up with a Truro School mum, Rachel Dunn, Manager at the Tea Shed at Trewithen Gardens who had been doing a very similar meal service with food kindly donated by Trewithen Gardens. Together we now make soup, bread and strews for Oasis centre St Columb, DISC Newquay, Transformation CPR (Redruth, Pool and Camborne foodbank) and Harbour Housing St Austell (Cosgarne Hall). We are now cooking and delivering over 300 meals a week.”

What an incredible effort!