Santa is coming to the Saturday market at Camberwell Green bringing a free Caribbean lunch, free treats and Xmas decoration workshops for kids, choirs and a tree of wishes….

SE5 Forum is launching a free Festive Community Kitchen on Camberwell Green on Saturday 10 December in partnership with local food bank Spring Community Hub and Southwark Pensioners

The free Christmas Community Kitchen will offer: 

• A free Caribbean lunch for all

• Pop-up Pantry – five items for free 

• Free Activities for Kids – making Christmas decorations, decorating gingerbread, making treats

• Meet Santa and get a free stocking filler 

• Add your wish to the Tree of Wishes

• Pick up no cook/low cook recipes

• Community Stall with festive gifts and info about local food charities, warm spaces and cost of living crisis support 

• Free festive music from local choirs Cambria Choir, Camberwell Choir School and Give a Song (featured on BBC One)

Come down and find out about or support your local food banks and pantries.

Marie Staunton, Secretary of SE5 Forum for Camberwell says: “Local groups have come together to celebrate Christmas for everyone in our community. The Camberwell Saturday market will bring free festive cheer with a free Caribbean lunch, music and Xmas workshops. But we are in the middle of a cost of living crisis, so will also give out information about access to food and warm spaces this difficult winter. And by creating more awareness, we will help local food charities fundraise for badly needed Christmas hampers for families and the elderly.”* 

This festive special Community Kitchen follows on from SE5 Forum’s two successful summer Community Kitchens this year. It aims to create awareness of the food banks and pantries in the area and destigmatise food insecurity. All three Community Kitchens have been funded by a grant from Southwark Council’s Neighbourhoods Fund.

Thanks to our partners Spring Community Hub and Southwark Pensioners, and support from Healthy Living Platform, Cambria Choir, Camberwell Community School Choir, Give a Song, University of Arts London (UAL), Good Gym, the Urban Farmers Market and volunteers. 

*NOTE: A Christmas hamper for a family costs £50 and £30 for an elderly person.

Info: admin@se5forum.org.uk 

Spring Community Hub: cschub.co.ukDonations can be dropped off at: Spring Community Hub, 1 Wilson Road, Modular Building, London, SE5 8LU. Monday – Friday, 10am to 2pm.

Southwark Pensioners Centre – www.southwarkpensioners.org.uk

Healthy Living Platform – healthylivingplatform.org

Cambria Choir – cambriachoir.wordpress.com

Camberwell Community School Choir – camberwellchoirschool.org.uk

Give a Song – giveasong.org.uk

University of the Arts London (UAL) – arts.ac.uk

Good Gym – goodgym.org

Urban Farmers Market www.urban-farmers-market.co.uk