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Cash boost helps charity beef up kids dinners

Cash boost helps charity beef up kids dinners

Monday 11 May 2015

Cash boost helps charity beef up kids dinners

Monday 11 May 2015

More parents will be rustling up cheap but healthy meals for their families thanks to lessons funded by one local charity.

Caring Cooks of Jersey has been given more than £6,000 by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands - enough to keep teaching parents for the next two years how to cook up basic home made meals for a fiver.

The charity was set up in February last year to help local families in need and it now runs regular community cookery courses at Le Rocquier School.

Founder of Caring Cooks for Jersey Melissa Nobrega said: “We are incredibly grateful for the generous donation from the Lloyds Bank Foundation, which enables us to run our Community Cooking Programmes for the next two years. Since we started the courses this year we’ve had great feedback and been inundated with enquiries, which proves that since the demise of home economics classes within schools, a genuine skills gap around food preparation and healthy eating has grown and our courses really do fill that gap.

“We’re delighted to be able to continue to offer the courses and develop them to help more families feed their children nutritious and tasty meals within budget.”

The Lloyds Bank Foundation’s Executive Director John Hutchins said: “Melissa and her team at Caring Cooks have made a real impact on a number of families in Jersey over the past year and we’re delighted to support them. In delivering their community cooking programme this charity works directly in the community to bring about positive change to eating habits which deserves support and recognition.”

You can find out more about Caring Cooks of Jersey here.

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