20th March 2018
4Lunch provides fresh, vibrant and healthy catering in Manchester for a variety of events. Our changing menu is inspired by cuisines from around the world, with an emphasis on tasty Vegetarian and Vegan options.
Ordering catering from 4Lunch helps to support our social enterprise projects and provides work experience opportunities to 4Lunch trainees.
We work in collaboration with Back on Track, a charity based in Ancoats, that works with adults going through a process of recovery or rehabilitation, after experiencing problems with alcohol or drugs, offending, homelessness and mental health.
By purchasing catering food from us, you are helping to sustain our projects which improve the lives and opportunities of disadvantaged communities. Find ou
44 workshops developed
6 programmes developed
5 new businesses set up
40 work placements
23 organisation collaborations
100+ street food markets and catering events
10 industry awards
The cost of running Cook Inspire Change CIC activities over the last three years is £75,223, which has provided new learning to 457 people across Greater Manchester.
The total cost saving to society over three years is £232,944.
• £88,400 potential savings to NHS and mental health services.
• £52,944 saving in employment-related benefits.
• £41,600 saving in family food bills.
• £50,000 saving in the reduction of food waste.
This means for every £1 invested in Cook Inspire Change CIC, there is a direct Social Return on Investment of £3.10.
COOK: Food is a universal experience that brings people together. Learning to cook and share is a fundamental part of living a healthy and balanced life.
INSPIRE: Food also offers many employment and enterprise opportunities. We aim to inspire our students to think about food in creative and innovative ways.
CHANGE: The 4Lunch vision is for people to be able to use the power of food to improve their health, wellbeing and life opportunities.