Cracking Good Food’s mission is to promote cooking skills in local communities by delivering cooking courses and training, as part of a wider campaign for affordable, sustainable & healthier food for all. We raise awareness & campaign against food waste, using surplus unwanted food that’s re-distributed via Fareshare North West for all our Community cooking, thus diverting food from composting or waste.
As a company and as individuals we value:
- Co-operative and collaborative working
- Flexibility and enthusiasm
- Integrity and honesty
- Care for customers as well as food
- Respect for our environment
- Supporting the local economy
- Fair pay
- Constructive self-criticism and organisational improvement
- Sustainability, as individuals, as an organisation and in a wider context
Our United Front
We strongly believe that we can only achieve our aims through collaborating with like-minded organisations. We work alongside Feeding Manchester, The Kindling Trust, Manchester Veg People, Fareshare and Friends Of The Earth.
Our Sustainability Promise
We endeavour to work with people who share our concerns about global sustainability. In our day-to-day work, we will raise the issues where relevant in the hope that it can encourage positive change.
To promote better health and sustainability:
- We will purchase organic where possible to prevent ill health to food producers who come into contact with harmful chemicals through direct handling or indirectly through water contamination.
- We will purchase organic where possible to protect nature’s bio-diversity by enabling natural, organic agricultural processes to prevail.
- We will promote a lower intake of meat by promoting vegetarian alternatives where appropriate.
- We will purchase, where possible, only loose fruit and vegetables, to avoid unnecessary styrofoam trays and plastic packaging, as well as the purchasing of unnecessary quantities of food.
- We will source our food from local independent shops to promote a stronger local economy.
- We will promote seasonality as a low-carbon, fresher and cheaper alternative to food sourced from further afield.
- We will promote eating resourcefully by using all of a food item and not just part of it.
- We will encourage the cooking of leftovers to minimise food waste.
- We will compost all our food waste using biodegradable bags and promote similar practice within the home.
- We will only use biodegradable washing-up liquid and washing powder for our laundry.
- We will try to keep car use to a minimum and use public transport or bicycle where possible / practical. We will encourage collaborators, suppliers and customers to do the same.
- We will keep printing to a minimum and use only recycled paper. We use recycled paper for our professionally printed leaflets.
We feel strongly about shopping sustainability and seasonally to support the local economy as well as the global environment. Ingredients for our cooking sessions are sourced from independent shops: we buy fresh, seasonal, organic and Fair-trade produce where possible.