The sustainable food project StreetCube has been declared as an official emergency food solution for people in the Wandsworth area.
The project which was launch with help from MasterChef Raymond Blanc, has pledged to remain open whilst many restaurants and pubs will close.
“The StreetCube kitchens are robust, hygienic, safe and secure ~ built from up-cycled shipping containers” explains Pascal Gerrard, the project founder. “We have 2 semi-permanent solar-powered Street kitchens in place at SouthSide piazza in Wandsworth, ok Wandsworth High Street,
with a third being built to cope with the demand”.
“All chefs are independent operators who are committed to using local, seasonal, organic produce”
The project operates outdoors, and so there is no restaurant with seating and tables inside, and so people can grab and go by collecting food from the unique hatches which open direct to the kitchens. The 3meter distance rule applies, and people can obtain nutritious food all day, every day.
“We are embarking on a free delivery service for the over 70’s as of next week as we know that many more people will be self-isolating and will not have the resources to nourish themselves.”
“We are working with Wandsworth Council, food banks and Uber Eats to be able to offer a solution for people in-need.” Says Pascal. “And we can build more StreetCube kitchens to be placed anywhere.”
The unique project launched last year aligns with The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Chef’s Manifesto which aims to cut CO2, improve public and planetary health and empower young independent chefs to champion a more sustainable food system.