Food donations help to boost client engagement
Some well received food donations have been helping clients at one of our Newport based support projects to develop an interest in cooking skills.
Local convenience store One-Stop-Shop have set up a regular donation several times a week which includes a range of healthy fresh foods such as fruit, vegetables and savoury items.
People using our services at the Newport project have been using the donations to make a variety of healthy meals and improve their cooking skills. They have been able to enjoy their healthy homemade meals whilst building relationships with local businesses as well as each other and staff.
The regular food donations not only help our clients to save money, they give them the opportunity to build their skills in cooking and healthy eating. Many have really taken to cooking and hope to build their skills further through the Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills Level 1 & 2 course which offers qualifications, knowledge and practical experience in food preparation, hygiene and nutrition.
Nigel Godsall, Support Worker said “The food donations being received are supporting the clients in so many ways. We also received a generous donation of some home-cooked chilli from the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity which helped to bring all of us together for a hearty home-cooked meal during the Six Nations Rugby game between Wales and Scotland."
We would like to extend special thanks to One-Stop-Shop Area Manager Rhys Pound, Community Coordinator Liza Jackson and Local Store Manager Carol for making all this possible as well as the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity for their generous donation.