During June this year The Clink Charity will be expanding their prisoner rehabilitation initiative outside the prison walls. Throughout London Food Month, the Charity will be working to serve food to the homeless and vulnerable.
The Charity will be working in partnership with Food for Soul’s Refettorio Felix initiative. The Food for Soul’s was conceived by chef Massimo Bottura. The team involved in the event will go to St Cuthbert’s Centre at Earl’s Court in London in order to serve food that is inspiring and has been created using surplus ingredients. The centre is a drop in used by the vulnerable in the local area and is in the middle of being refurbished and a new professional kitchen will be installed. The centre will provide over 30 different leading British chefs with the workspace to turn ingredients that would have been wasted, in to delicious three course meals.
It is thought that the culinary techniques that will be used to create the dishes as well as the tableware and the restaurant-style service that will be on offer will deliver more than a warm meal to the people eating, giving them some of their dignity back via the table Massimo Bottura’s thought that a delicious meal that is shared with people can make more than the sum of their ingredients.
The project will be taking place from the 5th June and will work to provide lunch from Monday to Friday for the homeless and those that are in socially vulnerable conditions. The aim of the initiative is to serve more than 2,000 meals that are using five tonnes of food that is recovered. The Felix project has been inspired by Felix Byam Shaw and it is thought that they will continue to serve those who are in need even after the month long event, as they will continue their operations at the support centre.