We support many families who rely heavily on pre-prepared and convenience foods. Sometimes this is down to a lack of skills in the kitchen but more commonly our families don't have the basic equipment and stocking up can be financially and logistically impossible. Santander's Discovery Grants support "innovative solutions to social challenges" and have kindly given us a grant of £4,800 to set up our cooking school, which involves six cooking groups of four weeks each.

At least four parents attend each block and learn how to make a nutritious tasty two-course meal and at the end of each block the participants receive a box of basic store cupboard ingredients and some basic utensils.

In order to further improve confidence in the kitchen and cement new skills, participants will be offered volunteer support in the home to cook using their new culinary talent and equipment. 

Julie Goldie: 3rd Dec 2018 11:54:00