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Cooking and eating withthe neighbourhood with Buurtbuik Utrecht

Buurtbuik Utrecht

29 August 2020
Gambiadreef 60, 3564ES Utrecht
10:30 - 15:00
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Are you looking for interesting volunteering opportunities in Utrecht Overvecht? BuurtBuik can use your help!

BuurtBuik Utrecht is located in community center De Boog. Together with an enthusiastic group of BuurtBuik volunteers, you will prepare a delicious three-course lunch for about 40 guests. BuurtBuik wants to give visitors the feeling that they are in a cozy restaurant, where delicious cooking is done with “saved” food from local caterers, shops and restaurants. Hospitality and getting to know each other is the key today. Local residents who normally don't speak to each other get to know each other at the table. The guests come to the BuurtBuik dinner for various reasons; one comes because of a tight budget, the other feels lonely and others just come for a nice conversation with the neighbors. Everyone is welcome in the BuurtBuik restaurant and together we do something to prevent food waste. BuurtBuik Utrecht is characterized by its cozy atmosphere and the feeling of being with family. Many of their guests can be found at the community center several days a week and know each other well. But new guests are always welcome and are welcomed with open arms!

The permanent volunteers of Buurtbuik know all too well what needs to be done today and they will make sure you know what to do as well. So rest assured, you don't need any special skills or experience. BuurtBuik is very happy with your help! During the start-up with coffee and tea you always get to know the volunteers of the day. And if you want, you can of course enjoy a bite to eat with the neighbors as well!

You help prepare and serve the meals with food that would otherwise be thrown out by greengrocers or supermarkets. At the end of the activity you together ensure that the space is cleared up.

Target group and impact

Excess food from restaurants, supermarkets and other food producers is shared with people from the neighborhood. BuurtBuik supports residents who, for whatever reason, can use it well and also stimulates cohesion and cooperation in the neighborhood.

Location and getting there

This activity takes place in community center De Boog in Overvecht and is easy to reach by public transport, bicycle or car.

Want to help?

Do you want to help BuurtBuik? Sign up below. After your registration you will receive a confirmation email with additional information about the location and the activity. Do you have a question? Then go to the frequently asked questions or contact NL Cares Utrecht.