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Business School graduate fighting food poverty – one cookbook at a time!

Business School graduate fighting food poverty – one cookbook at a time!

28 September 2021

A Newcastle University Business School graduate is publishing his third cookbook to raise money to tackle food poverty.

Former Newcastle University Business School student Duncan Swainsbury (BA Economics and Business Management, 2013) is publishing his third cookbook to raise money to tackle food poverty across the UK and will be in Newcastle on 14 October 2021 as part of a nationwide book tour to promote the publication.

Duncan is the founder of Bounceback Food CIC, a nationwide community cookery school that is fighting food poverty by teaching people how to cook, distributing hot meals, supporting people with getting jobs in the food sector and setting up their own food businesses.

His third cookbook will be published in October 2021 to raise money to tackle food poverty by ensuring that Bounceback Food can continue their vital work.

Secret Dishes From Around the World 3 features 40 exciting recipes from 20 countries, and is inspired by the ethos at Bounceback Food’s community cookery school of connecting people from different cultures through food.

The recipe book includes original artwork from 20 artists based in the 20 towns and cities across the UK that Bounceback Food have established delivery teams in.

Bounceback Food CIC’s Community Cookery School aims to educate people at risk of food poverty, providing basic cooking skills and tips for creating nutritious meals on a budget. Since 2014, they’ve taught more than 3,000 people how to cook, including stroke survivors, young carers, foodbank beneficiaries and elderly people living in sheltered accommodation.

They also host Community Meal Drives that provide hot, nutritious meals for vulnerable people who struggle to access food, including young children during the school holidays.

Their ‘buy one, give one’ offers at markets and events have generated more than 10,000 donations of essentials, such as pasta, rice and tinned goods, to their local foodbank partners, and this philosophy has been brought into the company’s Community Cookery Schools so that for every ticket purchased to attend a class, a free one is made available for somebody referred by a partner charity.

Duncan recently shared his passion for tackling food poverty with members of Newcastle’s alumni community as an Alumni Day of Action panellist. You can catch up on this event on our YouTube channel.

 

Find out more about Bounceback Food CIC via their InstagramTwitter & Facebook.