With a commitment to the local environment and local economy, through sourcing seasonal and local produce and suppliers, we are keen to show that businesses can do more to support their local community in order to be a success.
We pledge to:
- Train and employ local young people aged 14-25 to get the skills and experience to get a career in the food sector, through our social enterprise EAT Pennines. We’re busy working with Babington group, Bury College and Hopwood Hall College to recruit and train young people in hospitality and catering. We aim to support at least 60 young people into training and employment in the next 3 years.
- Reduce, reuse and recycle through making sure that we strive for the minimal impact on our local and global environment.
- Provide a free meeting space for community and voluntary groups.
- Source our ingredients and suppliers from the Manchester, Lancashire and Pennine areas, ensuring where possible that we use seasonal produce to support the local economy and reduce food miles
- Work with other social businesses to widen our social impact. We bank with the Cooperative Bank and are working with Unltd, Key Fund, Ethecol and the Phone Cooperative
- Support Heaton Park’s regeneration through fundraising events and activities
- Let you know how we’re doing, so you can see we’re ‘walking the walk’, not just ‘talking the talk’!