Catering news - For this month's news - View magazine »
Pots and pans can save lives
A small charity working in Moldova, Europe’s poorest country, is desperately trying to find good second-hand catering equipment to kit out a newly built kitchen and café in a community and medical centre.
The people in Moldova live in unbelievable poverty, with most of the houses in the villages having no running water, no electricity and no gas. “Imagine having to get all your water from a well every day, and coping with blistering heat in the summer and freezing temperatures in the winter,” says Dr Jill Evans, a GP from Surrey who works with the charity. “Jobs are scarce here and the medical system is corrupt and pitifully outdated.
“This community and medical centre is a beacon of hope in what is a dismal situation for these people and we want to see this as a blueprint for similar centres all over the country. The great thing is that in this kitchen they will be able to make food to sell in the café and in the city, which generates income and allows the centre to become independent and self-sustaining. It will also create jobs and allow the most deprived children and elderly to have subsidised meals there.
“The main problem we have at the moment is getting suitable equipment, which is poorly made and very expensive to buy in Moldova.”
Jill’s charity is looking for donations of unwanted catering goods – such as pots and pans, food storage bowls, crockery, glasses, cutlery, outdoor tables and chairs – which will be transported to the centre in Moldova.
If you are able to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the charity, visit www.cr2ee.org.uk
Previous issues - For latest news & articles view this month's magazine »
Inside this issue
Well done, Jerome Calayag From Sweden Announced As The Winner Of S.Pellegrino Young Chef Regional Semi-Final, And W… https://t.co/zS8M8u7Yks
RT @FishNChipAwards: We love a friday... not just because it's the end of the week but also because it gives us an excuse to get fish and c…
With the festive season nearly upon us, now is the time to check that all is planned and ready both to embrace and benefit from this particularly busy time of year. Read more >
Britvic’s 2017 research into the importance of soft drinks at Christmas revealed that almost half of consumers (45%) were set to buy more soft drinks at Christmas and over a fifth (21%) planned to drink less alcohol. Read more >