11 C
Friday, October 30, 2020

Slow cooker kits set to support the vulnerable across Causeway Coast and Glens

62 slow cooker kits will be distributed to households identified with vulnerable members across Causeway Coast and Glens over the coming days.

The scheme has been developed by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and the Northern Healthy Lifestyles Partnership, supported by Causeway Coast Vineyard and Henderson Retail.  It is funded by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust and the Public Health Agency.

- Advertisement -

The kits include:

  • A slow cooker
  • Cookbook
  • Recipe ingredients for two meals
- Advertisement -

It is hoped they will provide a more sustainable option for shielding households to make healthy meals as slow cookers are simple to use, require little preparation time and can help to make nutritious food on a budget. The cookbook will include handy hints and tips on how families can make the most of their slow cooker and the recipes should provide at least four portions.

Welcoming the roll out of the scheme, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Alderman Mark Fielding said: “It’s vital that we support the health and wellbeing of those who are shielding and this scheme is a great example of how working together with other agencies can enhance the lives of our residents. Practical support like this is very important during these unprecedented times, and these kits will make a real difference to vulnerable people across the area.”

- Advertisement -

Michelle Donnelly from Henderson Retail added: “since the beginning of lockdown our store teams have been doing all they can for their local communities, from providing home deliveries to the isolated and vulnerable, to helping foodbanks, charities and community groups. Providing these ingredients means those who are still shielding can still enjoy a fresh, hot meal without any hassle. The slow cooker initiative is a fantastic idea and we’re very proud to be part of it.”

For more information please contact:

patrick.mcgettigan@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk    07759 536625

Rachael.wauchope@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk 07841 970330

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Tesco to offer free fruit and veg to 500,000 healthy start families

Tesco is expanding its food donation programme to help families eat more fresh fruit and vegetables over the winter. From November 16th,...

Ní Chuilín welcomes further funding for councils

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has welcomed the Executive’s allocation of a further £15million to councils bringing the total since the start...

The French Rooms poppy appeal puts the icing on the cake!

Covid 19 has had a devastating affect on charity fundraising and this year the RBL Annual Poppy Appeal teams have had to...

Do things differently this Halloween and put safety first for all

An appeal from the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. The safety of our families and the wider community must be our main priority this Halloween, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has said. Alderman Mark Fielding is appealing to everyone to ensure their celebrations are…