What is WELLfed?
WELLfed is an award-winning FREE adult education programme - based around kai, cooking skills and more.
Participants learn how to plan, shop, safely prepare and cook low-cost healthy meals, with a strong focus on seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables.
WELLfed has been co-designed with the local community, to make the classes accessible and to ensure that the recipes and classes make a real difference.
Our programme delivers a series of interactive cooking classes, held weekly in the communities that need it most.
The first WELLfed programme started in May 2016 with a small group to pilot the concept and refine the initiative & logistics. Five years later and still going strong - watch our 'Taste of WELLfed' video to see us in action!
WELLfed Learners practice how to:
Plan, shop for, prepare and cook low-cost healthy meals
Best use seasonal, fresh fruit and vegetables wherever possible
Budget and find ingredients to get "more for your dollar"
Apply safe food handling and storage techniques
After SIX years of WELLfed...
900+ unique Learners now have skills, confidence & equipment
10,700+ free meals have been taught, cooked, and taken home to share
66,000 people have been fed with meals made by the community for their families
25,000 kg of food has been rescued from landfill
8,300 items of kitchen equipment have been given out
Watch the video to hear about WELLfed from some of our Learners: