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healthy family meals on the menu this summer

4 August 2021 - Latest news

Families can enjoy free healthy cooking classes during the summer holidays, thanks to funding from believe housing.  

‘Ministry of Food’, organised by Sunderland AFC’s Foundation of Light, will teach families a range of tasty, healthy recipes on a budget, and how different foods help keep us fit and healthy. The classes are free to attend for all believe housing customers and their families living in Horden, Shotton, Blackhall and Brandon.

Each week participants will receive a free activity pack containing their weekly recipe, ingredients and a Zoom link to get involved. A representative from the Foundation of Light will be cooking along with attendees while giving plenty of hints and tips.

The Ministry of Food classes are taking place thanks to money provided through believe housing’s Community Investment Programme, which has awarded more than £150,000 of grants over the past 12 months. The housing association provided more than £9,000 of funding for the Ministry of Food classes to take place during the summer holidays.

Damian Pearson, Community Investment Performance Team Leader for believe housing, said: ‘Learning how to prepare healthy meals is an important life skill for young people to learn. With this funding, the Ministry of Food classes will provide families in our area the chance to learn all about healthy eating together.’

The deadline to sign up for the Ministry of Food classes is midday on Friday, 6 August 2021. Courses start on Thursday, 12 August 2021 and will run 3:00 – 5:00pm. To register for a class, get in touch with the Foundation of Light’s Sara Wilkinson by email or call 0191 562 4755.

believe housing’s community investment programme also supports food banks, sports clubs, schools and charities across most of County Durham and many surrounding areas. Full details of the programme are available here or by calling the Community Investment Team on 0300 1311 999.

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