People's Kitchen often compliments fundraising events at the Sumac Centre, with extra funds raised to benefit the benefit. If you would like to hold a fundraising event, including a People's Kitchen meal, please email sumaccafe[at]riseup.net.
During the summer break a collective of 13 Sumacers took the kitchen to Calais and cooked twice a day for 200 people without papers, as part of Calais Migrant Solidarity. It was totally exhausting and also amazing. It wouldn't have been possible without money raised from People's Kitchen.
Please support the People's Kitchen
People's Kitchen itself needs funds to maintain the kitchen, to support the Sumac mortgage and to maintain a stock of basic ingredients.
Click here for details of some of the other amazing projects supported by People's Kitchen.
Please get involved - email us with your name, email address and phone number to be added to the volunteer list.
Roll up, roll up to volunteer for future Saturdays.
From chopping veg through to heading up the menu, there are hands-on opportunities at every level for anyone wishing to find out more about vegan cookery. 'Chefs', cookery assistants, serfs and washers-up welcome - guidance given!
30th November: Spaghetti bake, with pea & chickpea salad; and then... Gulab jamun (syrupy dumplings).
£60 raised for the Women's Aid Pet Project, Refs4Pets, to provide temporary refuge for pets of families escaping domestic violence, whilst they seek new, safe homes. To help call Sarah at Women's Aid on 0115 9348487 or email email@example.com. ...more
9th November: Butterbean and Butternut Squash Flan with Braised Cabbage, Root Mash and Creamy Cashew Sauce. Followed by Spicy Apple Cake and Custard!
29th October: Beetroot Tart; Mdardara, Lebanese lentils and rice, with sweet and sour kolrabi and swede salad, ginger steamed kale and sweet roasted carrots; Pudding: Spirit Guide cookies. A fund-raiser to support DSEi Stop the Arms Fair defendants.
5th October: Lasagna and a special surprise pudding in support of Nottingham Anarchist Black Cross, a prisoner support and solidarity group. Followed by Ryan Harvey, whose come to sing his rebellious songs just for us! With support from folk singer James Bar Bowen.
1st Dec: Maple mustard glazed potatoes, Sweet potato casserole, Green bean or carrot casserole, Hummous and toasted pittas, Coriander and red onion garnish.Also warm spicy mulled cider and a range of lovely cakes.
- raising money for Calais Migrant Solidarity.
Sumac provides resources, meeting spaces and skills for groups and individuals campaigning for human rights, animal rights, the environment, peace and co-operation world-wide. [wikipedia]
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, the Centre becomes the Forest Fields Social Club (FFCS a.k.a Sumac Bar) from 7.30. The FFSC is a members club, but membership is easy and guests are welcome. For gigs and fundraising benefits, guests can pay at the door and members are invited to make a donation.