Footprints Catering Services has twice been awarded 5/5 ‘Scores on the Doors’ since its introduction by Lisburn Environmental Health. Footprints has achieved an ‘Eat Safe’ Award for promoting excellence in Food Hygiene and a Hospitality Assured Award in 2004.
Having this long standing beleif in the health and wellbeing of the Colin community has led to the pursuit of the launch of ‘Building a Transition Community’ initiative. The initiative was launched 26th March 2010 and involves the development of the grounds around the centre, to facilitate the introduction of a fruit and vegetable garden. The growth and planting of the fruit and vegetables aims to involve local residents as volunteers with the guidance and direction of a local gardener.
This initiative has five main objectives:
- To lead and inspire individuals involved in the initiative to become aware and in touch with the environment, through their own enjoyment and understanding.
- To develop food growing skills within the Colin community, which can be continued and spread to home life.
- To develop and maintain a supply of ‘home’ grown, fresh fruit and vegetables for use in the centre’s own catering services.
- To make available to the Colin Neighbourhood, any surplus fruit and vegetables.
- And finally, to increase and improve the physical activity, nutritional status and thus the mental well being of participants within the initiative.