Deri for Community Food Champion 2024

🌟 Vote for Deri Reed: Your Community Food Champion 2024! 🌟

The inspiring force behind The Warren Restaurant and Cegin Hedyn Community Kitchen & Allotment, for the Morning Live Community Food Champion in the BBC Food & Farming Awards 2024. Here’s why Deri deserves your vote:

Making a Difference Through Food

Deri Reed, a celebrated Welsh chef, has been a beacon of sustainability and community support through his ventures. He founded The Warren in Carmarthen, a multi-award-winning restaurant known for its commitment to local, organic, and sustainable food. His journey reflects a deep passion for food that nourishes both people and the planet.

Cegin Hedyn: A Community Lifeline

In 2022, Deri launched Cegin Hedyn, a community kitchen and canteen, to address food insecurity in Carmarthen. The name, meaning “Seed Kitchen” in Welsh, signifies its mission to plant the seeds of community spirit and support. Operating on a “pay what you can” model, Cegin Hedyn has served over 6,000 meals, ensuring everyone, regardless of financial means, has access to nutritious, delicious food​.

Innovative Initiatives

Deri’s innovative approach includes the establishment of a community freezer, allowing people to take home frozen meals on a pay-what-you-can basis. This initiative not only provides immediate relief but also supports long-term food security for many families.

Empowering Volunteers and Building Community

Cegin Hedyn is more than a place to eat; it’s a community hub where volunteers play a crucial role. Deri has created opportunities for people to get involved, fostering a sense of belonging and community resilience. His leadership and dedication have turned Cegin Hedyn into a place where everyone, from all walks of life, can come together and share a meal​.

Recognition and Awards

Deri’s efforts have not gone unnoticed. He won Chef of the Year at the Food Made Good Awards in 2019, and his ethical approach to food has been widely celebrated. These accolades underscore his commitment to making a positive impact through food.

Why Vote for Deri Reed?

Deri embodies the spirit of the Community Food Champion award. His work through The Warren and Cegin Hedyn has significantly impacted Carmarthen, providing not just meals but hope, support, and a stronger community. By voting for Deri, you are recognizing a leader who uses food to bring about positive change and touch lives in meaningful ways.

👉 Cast your vote for Deri Reed as the Morning Live Community Food Champion 2024 and support a true community hero! 👈

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