A month ago I helped out prepare food for a “Freedom Feed Em” event in the Wirksworth Memorial Hall, Derbyshire. This event is what’s also known as a “Peoples Kitchen”, that are increasingly taking place all around the country.
Freedom Feed Em is a community oriented social event, organised by Miles Haplin, a local artist and self confessed supporter of copyleft. Food, along with other forms of non digital things are more challenging to apply ideals such as copyleft and free (as in freedom), however Miles has created something pretty close. Each month someone offers their cooking skills and time to create and serve a 3 course delicious and nutritious meal. Other members of the community chip in with food preparation, waiting on & washing up, as I did last month. All the food contains no dairy or meat, so is Vegan, Vegetarian & Omnivore compatible 🙂
During the meal a collection pot is passed around where the diners are free to contribute as little or as much they wish. With the generosity of the community members, after covering the hire costs of the Memorial Hall & ingredients, the excess goes to a chosen charity of the head chef.
Freedom Feed Em is held every 2nd Monday of the month and currently is organised via a closed facebook group, so to get involved you will have to search on the facebook, or if you don’t have a facebook account (good for you) email me or Miles (email can be found on his website, linked above) and reserve a place. Places need to be reserved the week before, so the chef know how many they are cooking for. Octobers event is actually tonight, so maybe you can come in November… 🙂