Employees at WDH dished out quick, tasty, cheap and easy to cook recipes to support the Pontefract Foodbank last week.
The team at WDH has filmed some cooking demonstrations at the foodbank and wanted to say thank you by volunteering to cook and serve hot food. The videos show how to make simple, affordable, meals and will soon be available online for tenants and others to follow.
Food was prepared by the employees who have been working regularly alongside local foodbanks, giving out advice on how to cook on a budget.
Scott Pearson, foodbank client, said: “I think I’m a decent cook but these recipes are such a good idea, especially for those who struggle with meals. I would definitely use them. I visit the foodbank regularly. It keeps me going and if I didn’t come here and these people didn’t help, I would struggle.”
Joanne Ellis, Social Investment Support Officer at WDH, said: “This has been a great opportunity to support our local foodbanks by offering a free hot meal to clients. It’s also our way of saying thank you to the teams there for allowing us to work with them. It’s great to be able to support our local clients where we can.”
Ann Harris, Volunteer at the Pontefract Foodbank said: “It’s excellent. Many people who visit us aren’t so skilled in cooking so I think this is great. It highlights the need for support when it comes to planning food shopping and how to save money while still getting healthy food. There are lots of steps to saving money and the team at WDH is great at giving out advice. The recipes they delivered were cheap and easy to make and they could last a family several days. It’s been a lovely day and it’s a great example of partnership working, I would hope that it continues.”
Tips to make your cash go further will be available to everyone at a two-hour WDH advice session in Knottingley on Tuesday.
Energy saving information, guidance for keeping warm in winter and support from WDH’s Care Link and Cash Wise services can be accessed at the Adventure Playground, Sycamore Avenue, between 12pm and 2pm.
White Rose Credit Union representatives will also be on hand to offer help with loans, savings and other financial issues.
For more details, contact WDH Tenant Involvement Officer Natalie Guy on 01977 788112.