Be Enriched and Wandsworth Food Partnership at Foodival

On the 16th our September Be Enriched sessional worker, Ben, went to Foodival, Tooting London representing WFP and the CooksForce project. Be Enriched currently facilitates the Wandsworth Food Partnership. “I got there for 11am armed with hundreds of tote bags and flyers. It went really well and got loads of people interested in the cooksforce…

My best bits – Battersea Canteen

As project coordinator for the Battersea Canteen, one of the best bits of the job for me is seeing the difference it makes to the attending guests. It is a really valued part of their week for many reasons. I had a chat with one of the regular guests, Pat, who is a local resident…

Crowdfunding – So Tiring!

If you’ve headed over to our website at any time the past month you’ll know that we have been crowdfunding for our own space. We aimed – Are still aiming to raise £16,000 ( Just 1.5k off now) – in order to have a deposit and set up an awesome community focused project with workshops,…

One Young person’s experiences at a canteen by James H

  I first became involved in The Graveney Canteen in July when my school asked all of the year 10 students to volunteer for a day at a community project. I found about the Canteen on the Internet and signed up with a friend, Ollie, to help for the day. I wasn’t sure what to…

Clean Eating: How I cured myself of hunger….

3 years ago I was a penniless Londonite trying to make ends meet by doing odd jobs and living off pasta and pesto. Then I discovered clean eating and haven’t looked back…. Erm, yes, well, my version of clean eating is eating healthy food with a community purpose. I set up our first community meal…

Building Community Through Healthy Food

Eating seems so simple: ideally, you should eat a balanced diet with a wide range of nutrients to support your body with the right energy. However, so many factors can get in the way of this seemingly straight-forward process. More and more people struggle with eating unhealthy foods on a regular basis. Whether this is…

Where is Autumn?

This is the question we have been asking ourselves at BEE HQ. By this time the leaves should be falling a golden yellow off the trees and we should have a few warm breezy evenings. But it seems to have just skipped Autumn and gone straight for winter. Brrrrrrr! As has fundraising. At BEE HQ…

Three weeks with Be Enriched – Kemi Akinola CEO

The past three weeks have been truly exciting, tiring, exhausting, elating and full of eating. It started in Sicily. Be Enriched works with youth organisations from around Europe to bring young people together through intercultural projects. We aim to take part in at least two a year and this year it is Sicily. As the…