One man can’t do it all, but he sure has done a great job. Giving Captain Manchester a hand last Sunday Henry J Bean’s at The Printworks cooked up a scrumptious pumpkin soup to give to hungry Manchester Food & Drink Festival goers for a small donation.

For over a year there has been a vegetable garden on the rooftop of The Printworks – all part of a green initiative that the centre introduced last year. This year some of the vegetables, including pumpkins and onions, were donated to Bean’s in order for them to create a delicious soup and raise money for The Printworks’ chosen local charity, Forever Manchester.

The soup raised over £130 on the last day of the festival and went down a treat with the public. One lady, Joanna Smith, even came and asked for seconds saying, “I’m not normally a big fan of pumpkin but this soup was amazing and I’ll definitely be visiting Henry J Beans if all their food is this tasty!”

Fred Booth, Centre Director of The Printworks says:

“We believe it’s very important to give back to the local community and to support our chosen charity Forever Manchester. We are thankful to Bean’s for donating the soup and their time for this great cause, and to the public for their kind donations.

“For the past 18 months we have been working on using more sustainable resources and our garden has most definitely been a huge success! With the addition of The Printworks beehives on our rooftop I think we can expect something a little bit different for next year’s harvest period.”

If Bean’s has inspired you to stir up some homemade soup why not get involved in our November fundraiser Roll with It. Find out more here.