Posts for Food

Simon Reeve Cornwall programme impacts Cornish Foodbanks

There was a heartbreakingly tearful moment in Simon Reeve’s Cornwall when talking to Don of the Camborne Foodbank whose wife, Jen, had passed away. There he was  still out there doing his heartfelt work for the community, as he had with his wife previously. They set up a Crowdfunder which […]

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The Covid reinvention of Bude’s Bellini’s

Covid-19 has meant that, to survive and succeed, many businesses have had to reinvent themselves. One such is brilliant Bellini’s in Bude, a veritable Aladdin’s Cave of foodie goodies, and a kind sponsor of Bude & Beyond. Of course, I miss the days when Bellini’s was a tiny cafe, and […]

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Bude’s ‘Stick it to a Mann’ campaign

Bude and Bude is pleased to share this, as requested: Like many others locally, the Refill Shop Bude and Kim Gouldson of All the Ps have been working incredibly hard making up food parcels for local families to make sure they have enough over half-term. Communities all over the country […]

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Bude ‘superstars’ respond to Rashford’s call to action

Marcus Rashford has earned great public respect (even if politicians have been less forthcoming) on his work to defeat child food poverty. Awesome that he is using his position for this cause. A motion to provide 1.4 million disadvantaged children in England with £15 a week in food vouchers during […]

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Marcus Rashford launches petition to end child poverty

England International Footballer, Marcus Rashford MBE, has today launched a petition (here is the link) on the Parliamentary Petition website asking for Government to support vulnerable children by implementing 3 vital recommendations from the Government commissioned National Food Strategy: These are:   Expansion of free school meals to every child […]

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Demand for free school meals rises as Covid food poverty hits

New data from the Food Foundation, released as part of the joint #EndChildFoodPoverty campaign with Marcus Rashford, reveals an extremely high demand for Free School Meals this Autumn. The data, acquired through a sample survey conducted by Childwise, shows that 29% (equivalent to 2.2 million children) of children aged 8-17 […]

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Hypo Awareness Week

This Hypo Awareness Week (5 -11 Oct 2020), Diabetes UK wants to shine a spotlight on hypos. Hypos (short for hypoglycaemia) affect nearly everyone with type 1 diabetes, and many people with type 2 diabetes, who use insulin or certain other diabetes medications. See the video.  Hypos can be scary and […]

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Refill at Rosie’s without going in …

A great idea from Rosie’s Cafe which I only noticed yesterday. You can refill your water bottle in the area at the entrance to the cafe rather than having to go in and ask or queue at the bar area … good Kernow tap water. Excellent.

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New food report continues to show a broken food system

The Food Foundation today released their flagship annual Broken Plate report, which uses ten metrics to provide a holistic picture of the food system, encompassing the food environment, drivers of food choice and the impact the current system has on our health and the environment. As food is such a […]

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Big autumn feast at Launcells Barton

From Launcells Barton: It’s been one hell of a year for everyone, so here at Launcells Barton we’ve put together an evening to look forward to! We’ve teamed up with the award winning team at Dish Cornwall for a cosy Autumn Feast! With over 20 years experience in hospitality and […]

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Eat Out to Help Out – impact on Cornwall

Cornwall Reports says the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which has cost taxpayers £180 million to subsidise the hospitality sector, has benefited 266,000 diners in North Cornwall. The scheme saw a total of 1,178,000 meals consumed across the whole of Cornwall, with the figures as follows: North Cornwall: 266,000 […]

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Eat out to help out … so we did …

Eat out to help out. Well, I’ve finally given it a try when we had pizza and smoothies yesterday evening at Rosie’s cafe (chosen because of the parking, beach location and no booking policy, where you just turn up and queue, as most places end up being fully booked otherwise. […]

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Fare Share provides crucial aid to families in Cornwall and Devon

From FareShare: FareShare South West forms part of the UK’s largest food charity, FareShare, one of a network of 21 similar centres located across the country. It is a community of independent franchised charities, all fighting the same issues: food waste and hunger. Over 270,000 tonnes of perfectly edible surplus food […]

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