Sign up today to have tasty meals delivered straight to your door for FREE!

If you are aged 16-25 and living in temporary or supported accommodation we want to hear from you. We are launching a new catering academy in partnership with Prep Table, and we need young people to eat the food we make!

How does it work? 

Meals (main and desert!) will be available for collection every Tuesday between 5pm and 7pm from our cafe at 55 Albany Street. You are welcome to heat up your meal in our kitchen and eat it with us if you want!

Alternatively you can book a slot on Tuesdays between 5pm and 7pm to have your meal delivered to your address. We can’t deliver too far out of the city centre but will let you know on the phone when you sign up if we can deliver to you.

Who cooked it and where?

Meals are prepared every Monday by Fiona and her trainee chefs at the Rock Trust cafe kitchen on Albany Street. Fiona is an experienced chef and all trainees have a current hygiene certificate, as does the kitchen where we do the preparing, cooking, and packaging. Your meal will be cooked and refrigerated on the Monday. You must reheat it and eat the day you collect it.

How do I sign up?

Simply call our Duty phone 07716335737 to sign up and let us know if you would like to collect your meal or have it delivered to your address. 

Why is it free?

We have turned our regular Monday night cooking group for young people into our first ever ‘catering academy’ – we want to show the value in buying and cooking for larger numbers of people. This is a pilot project to see what young people think about the idea, see if it works, and provide catering training.

The meal isn’t completely free because we want your opinion as payment, so please let us know what you think after you’ve received your first meal. You can collect a feedback form when you collect your meal, or you can feedback over the phone using the number above. Everyone who provides feedback will be entered into a prize draw with prizes of £15, £10, and £5 Sainsbury’s food vouchers!

We know that you are living in temporary accommodation you might only have basic cooking facilities, maybe only a microwave. Even with access to a cooker it’s expensive to cook for yourself and you may not have a fridge to store food. Take away meals are expensive and often unhealthy. If you have a food intolerance or a condition such as diabetes then you have even less choice! If you don’t eat decent food it can badly effect your physical and mental health at a time when you have a lot going on. We want to see if we can make a difference by offering some good quality food at that is affordable and convenient.

By buying and cooking as a group we also hope to:

  • Save money
  • Eat healthy food
  • Waste less food
  • Have more choice about where our food comes from
  • Learn new skills and confidence
  • Meet other young people.

Remember, only 16-25 year olds living in temporary accommodation (hostels/bnbs/sofa-surfing etc.) or supported accommodation (including Rock Trust flats), can sign up to this service.