A NEW community kitchen project has launched thanks to a funding partnership between the Trussell Trust and Asda Foundation.

This weekly Saturday project will be hosted in the Ardrossan Church of the Nazarene between the hours of 12-3pm up until November 30.

If those attending enjoy the project, additional funding will be sought.

Craig Crosthwaite from the North Ayrshire Foodbank said: “It is our hope that individuals and families will come along and enjoy the socialisation as much as the food. It is an opportunity for the community to come together to prepare and enjoy a meal mutually.

“Together we will set-up, prepare, eat and clear away. It is to be emphasised that this is not a cafe and that we will all muck in together to create an enjoyable mealtime event. The process is simple.

“On arrival nothing will be set out. Together we will split responsibilities and get stuck into preparing the tables as well as the food. On eating we will all get stuck into clearing the tables and floors and wash the dishes. Then we will agree the following weeks menu.”

On Saturday, June 8 it will be slightly different as the church has a fund day and there will be a BBQ organised for this project, which means the bouncy castle will be set-up and running for children. The diners will also agree, if they so wish, entertainment for the children for future Saturdays.

Craig added: “We need to keep the kids entertained while the adults get stuck into preparations. There is no pre-registration required, simply come along and lets ensure we all have a good time and a healthy and hearty meal.”