Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society

Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society

Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society exist for the benefit of the community and have a simple motto at the heart of what they do: “Health is a RIGHT, and not a privilege”. They have a BME-led board (voluntary) are located in Somers Town, behind Kings Cross in a community association from where they teach hands-on nutrition and cooking classes and associated activities. All low-fat and vegan/plant-based using accessible ingredients and focused on waste prevention. They are owned by their members and operate a model that recognises people as assets and vehicles of change. From volunteers to class participants; everyone is a teacher and a person we can learn from. In less than one year they have taught over 800 people.


Creating change from within; How to set up an accessible community hub

Almost one year on from opening their hub in Somers Town (Kings Cross)  Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society have taught over 800 people,  with 40% of these being BME/POC how to adopt a low-fat, unprocessed  vegan diet/lifestyle using, what they call, an “intersectional  framework”. The majority of participants are either not vegan, vegan  curious or want to go vegan (for varying reasons). In this talk they will pass on their wealth of information on how you too could create a  hub in your community: from addressing unconscious biases, using data to find a permanent location and apply for funding, advertising to attract the ‘non-converted’, attracting volunteers, developing a case for social prescription and creating an inclusive environment. This is not vegan vs plant-based; this is about community.

Animal Rights & Activism full timetable