Meal Makers


The way Meal Makers works is this. We use an online platform to connect volunteers of any age who have a passion for cooking and want to be active in their communities (“cooks”), with older neighbours over the age of 55 (“diners”) who would appreciate a home cooked meal. Once a cook and diner have been matched, the cook will prepare an extra meal in their own home and deliver it to their diner at a time agreed by both parties. Meal shares can occur as often as the cook and diner would like, so it might be weekly, fortnightly or just now and again. It helps improve nutrition, reduce isolation and build community links that so often have been lost. There is no cost attached to the meals, as they are a voluntary donation of food between members. The only cost is a £5 fee for the diner to join Meal Makers for the year. The project went live in Dundee in August 2014, followed by Glasgow Jan 2015, Perth & Kinross Nov 2015, Renfrewshire Jan 2016 and Edinburgh Mar 2016.

Meal Makers Leaflet 2016

Diner’s Details Edinburgh version updated 10.16

Diner consent and membership form Edinburgh version updated 10.16

Robert Peacock  –
Meal Makers, c/o LOOPS, 222 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EQ