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Edinburgh Food Social Team Up With Sodexo to Tackle Food Inequality

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Edinburgh Food Social Team Up With Sodexo to Tackle Food Inequality

Edinburgh Food Social Team Up With Sodexo to Tackle Food Inequality
July 03
09:56 2017

Edinburgh Food Social (EFS) has unveiled a brand-new food truck with the help of Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, after raising £10,000 through crowdfunding. Officially launched with the help of the city’s Gracemount High School, the vehicle aims to help tackle food inequality by providing cookery education and skills to schools and communities in Edinburgh.

EFS founder Eleanor Cunningham (pictured front row, second from right) said: ‘We want to encourage young people and their parents to cook more and to teach them that healthy eating does not need to be expensive.

‘Following the success of our crowdfunding initiative we’ve been able to deliver healthy eating and cooking programmes to six schools in Edinburgh, as well as taking part in the two-day Power of Food festival which celebrates community gardens and seasonal produce.

‘We can now expand the initiative and will be unveiling a series of workshops, cookery classes and school visits later this year, where the Food Truck will act as a mobile classroom and provide a purpose-built kitchen.’

Sandy Robson, Account Director at Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events (pictured front right), added: ‘We hope we can extend beyond simply improving the quality of dishes that families cook together and encourage some of the young people to consider a career in hospitality.’

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