We celebrated National Vegetarian Week in style this year by holding feasts at our resource centres. National Vegetarian Week is all about eating delicious and exciting veggie food. People were invited to come and try tasty food for free thanks to funding from the Vegetarian Society.
Volunteers Gary and Paul dressed up as an egg and a banana and made their way around Herne Bay town handing out leaflets for the event and inviting members of the public to come along and try some delicious vegetarian food. Paul said: ‘It was very good fun and I would like to do something like that again! I would like to do some vegetarian food and learn more about it.’ Whilst Gary added: ‘It was a laugh!’
At Arkley Studio the cookery group were supported by staff members to prepare the dishes. Holly and Alison spent the morning preparing a number of dishes alongside Canterbury Community Manager, Della Heaton and Support Workers, Kelly Forrest, Louise McAlpine, Lucy Anderton and Kerry Williams. The impressive spread of vegetarian treats included cornbread muffins, Greek spinach pie and sushi. Lots of people came to try the food throughout the day including Harrison aged 5, who visited after school, said: ‘Yummy’ whilst another visitor commented; ‘Thinking of becoming vegetarian’. The group handed out Easy Read recipe cards for visitors to try making them at home. The Herne Bay Resource Centre will be holding free taster sessions for people with a learning disability to take part in wellbeing activities, such as cookery.
Margate Resource Centre threw their feast on Wednesday 16th May for people to enjoy. The cookery group spent the morning preparing a vast range of dishes, supported by Support Worker, Beverlie Pay. Their extensive menu included delicious Quorn chilli with rice, brie and cranberry pastries, and guacamole. Everyone sat down to eat together and talked about how they enjoyed trying new things.
For more information on our Resource Centres, contact Resource Manager, Amy Johnson, at or call 01843 224482