SEBASTOPOL Men’s Shed wants to be able to feed its members a nutritious meal at least once a week. A cramped kitchenette and fast-growing membership base at its existing shed is making things tough. So they are dreaming and planning bigger.
Sebastopol Men’s Shed has launched a kitchen kick-starter fundraiser so when the group moves into a new permanent shed it can create a large space to safely cook for members.
The men’s shed movement is just as much about promoting men’s physical and mental health as it workshop projects. Sebastopol membership has double to more than 70 men in the past year.
Sebastopol shed secretary John Cooper said they aimed to expand the meals program in their bigger, purpose-built shed.
“We want to give members who live alone, or cook for themselves and intend to expand that to two or three days a week,” Mr Cooper said. “We have our own garden and use our own fruit and veggies, but it is so squashed up in our kitchen.”
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