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The food bank that centres around a shared meal, not dried food parcels

This week, we’ve been at Woodlands Community Garden, running a social media workshop to help them share their wellbeing stories online. We love this video that they have produced about their pop-up cafe. It offers an alternative and complementary approach to standard food banks.  As well as providing a nutritious meal, the cafe brings people […]

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Granny knew best

A post from Nick Watt from Health n Happy Trust @HNH_theTrust Culture and tradition play a vital role in the link between food and our mental health and wellbeing – a fact that can be observed all over the world. In bonnie Scotland it came in the form of matriarchal knowledge of care giving. Granny […]

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What happens when you’re terrified of eating in public and the guy you like asks you out for lunch?

A post from our Community Correspondent Paula McGuire @pmusttryharder What happens when you’re terrified of eating in public and the guy you like asks you out for lunch? This is the story of a socially anxious girl, an oblivious boy, and a pocketful of toast. As relationships go, mine with food has historically been toxic. Not cyanide […]

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Our volunteers feed the bodies and minds of over 2000 older people

Guest post from @FoodTrainScot Chief Executive Michelle McCrindle Almost 100 years ago the famous Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli said: “Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.” I think she got how we […]

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Christmas pasta- Emily’s Comfort Food

A post from Community Correspondent Emily McCurrie I have a real comfort food that I love having at Christmas. It’s a rather bizarre recipe that my family makes and I have no idea who thought it up! Maybe one of those days when there was little in the cupboard and you made do with whatever […]

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Rosebank Curry recipe: real comfort food

Nothing tastes as good as a home-cooked meal, made from ingredients you’ve grown and shared with people who understand you. On a rainy afternoon at Rosebank Garden in Kirkintilloch, the air was filled with the mouth-watering smell of a vegetable curry and the sound of laughter. We managed to twist a few arms to get the […]

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