Make Kit provide ‘quick, healthy, seriously great value recipe kits in Hackney’; according to their founder, Justine Fish. Since their formation in December 2016, when they delivered a ‘kick-starter campaign’; they have successfully received funding through Hackney council to continue their innovative project to tackle poverty; and improve people’s health in the borough.

Make Kit have provided many low income families in Hackney with the tools for affordable cooking. They provide generous subsidies for those who are obese, on income support, or people diagnosed with a cardiovascular related illness.

With Make Kit, there are no contracts, or monthly subscriptions- single meals can be ordered on an ad hoc basis. Seimone, a Hackney resident, commented ‘it saved me a lot of time with the kids, all the ingredients  are there for you instead of going to the shops’.

Those who order Make Kit packs receive a recipe card, as well as fresh ingredients to put together their own easy and healthy meals. Their portion kits, start from as little as £2.64. Over the coming months, Make Kit will be working closely with Does Hackney make you fat? project to raise awareness of healthy eating, and highlight alternative cooking options to challenge  the scourge of takeaway shops blighting the borough.