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Slow Food Aylsham donates 100 recipe books to foodbank

Just Regional
Feb 15, 2016 2 mins read

Recipe booklets were on the menu when Slow Food Aylsham presented Cromer and District foodbank with 100 copies of a publication produced by the Aylsham-based organization.

The booklets were specifically designed with the foodbank’s food parcels in mind and include recipes which have been produced and tested by members of Slow Food Aylsham, together with local chef Derrol Waller. Wipe clean and ‘open flat’, the booklets are very kitchen-friendly. A spokesperson for the foodbank said, “We are sure they will be helpful, and a source of inspiration for our clients.”

Cromer and District foodbank exists to help individuals and families in crisis situations. Its clients access services through front-line support groups such as Citizens’ Advice Bureaux, School Parent Advisors, Health Visitors, Housing Associations and Money Management Advisors, all of whom hold foodbank vouchers. The vouchers can be presented at one of the distribution centres in Aylsham, Cromer, Holt, North Walsham, Sheringham or Stalham in exchange for a food parcel sufficient for at least 3 days.

The foodbank feeds over 2,000 people in a year, a number which continues to rise. Reasons for needing foodbank services are many and varied but can include:

  • a change in circumstances, resulting in stoppage of all benefits until new amounts are assessed
  • bereavement
  • redundancy
  • unexpected repair bills.

Details of foodbank locations and opening times, as well as advice on where to obtain vouchers is available from Project Manager Ella King on 07826 376 343 or email info@cromerdistrict.foodbank.org.uk

Slow Food Aylsham is a voluntary membership organisation, part of the worldwide Slow Food movement. As well as working closely with the local community, it organises the Aylsham Food Festival, held each year at the beginning of October. There is more information at www.slowfoodaylsham.org.uk

Cromer & District foodbank Project Manager Ella King (right), received the recipe booklets from Slow Food Aylsham Chairman Mo Anderson-Dungar

Cromer & District foodbank Project Manager Ella King (right), received the recipe booklets from Slow Food Aylsham Chairman Mo Anderson-Dungar

 

 

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