Home-cooked food made by neighbours for neighbours
Do something great with an extra plate
Casserole brings local communities together around delicious home cooked food.
We believe that food should be something enjoyed and celebrated no matter who you are, and that nothing beats a fresh homemade meal.
We bring together people who are happy to cook an extra portion of dinner (Cooks), with older neighbours who struggle to cook for themselves (Diners). Surrounding this sharing of meals is a local food community, with members exchanging recipes, sharing cooking tips and participating in local events.
Participants decide how often they wish to cook or dine, for some it will be a one-off meal exchange and for others it will be a regular weekly event.
After a six month pilot in Reigate and Banstead we’ve learnt a lot and are now getting ready to launch the next phase of pilots in Tower Hamlets and Barnet.
Casserole has been developed with the support of Surrey County Council and Reigate and Banstead Council and has been awarded funding from the Technology Strategy Board, the Design Council through their Independence Matters programme and NESTA and the Cabinet Offices’s Innovation in Giving fund.