The Happiness Hampers Project was our flagship COVID food project.
This was a partnership project with Kentish Town Community Centre (KTCC) and our 4 local primary schools: Torriano, Brecknock, St Kentish Town CoE & Patrick's Catholic School.
KTCC fundraised for the project, our local schools identified families in need. Around 240 families living in the Kentish Town area have benefitted from this project to date. During the Spring lockdown 2020 each family received a hamper every two weeks. The hampers contained food hand picked by the teachers from the schools connected to each family.
Our Food History
In 2019 started out with The Pantry (store cupboard items such as tinned fruit, pasta, rice, beans, milk and cereals) In 2020 we set up The Happiness Hampers' project and KTCooks. In November 2020 we launched The KTCC Recipe Club for local families which ran alongside The Pantry.
In March 2021, following consultation with local parents and stakeholder including Camden Council, we decided to enhance and simplify the Recipe Club, changing our offer for all people to RecipeKits, described by one mum as ‘Hello Fresh on a budget.’
Our thanks to our funders, London Community Foundation, National Lottery, Camden Giving and Camden Council