Covid-19 response and fund

The current Covid-19 situation means that we need to run our programmes differently. We are delivering a coordinated response for BS13.

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Cooking and Nutrition

Our cooking and nutrition programmes aim to reduce food insecurity and improve health and wellbeing.

We make sure that the produce we grow in our Kitchen Garden Enterprise is used in our cookery programmes where focused courses help connect delicious produce to the community and the health issues that they want to address. 

Community Kitchen

Due to the Covid-19 situation, our community kitchen is now online. We are partnering with WEA running FREE online cookery and nutrition courses for BS13 residents.

Healthy weigh to thrive!
– for 9 weeks from Mon 12 October
Are you worried about your weight? Make healthy choices to loose weight and feel better.
With this course you will:
– get personalised support to change how to shop, cook and eat
– receive ingredients for you to make a dish at home each week
– access easy ‘how to’ videos to guide you through weekly recipes

– meet up with other participants over zoom on Mondays – (time to be confirmed)

For more information contact Caroline on 07469206886 or caroline.bentley@heartofBS13.org.uk

 

Type 2 Diabetes and You
– for 9 weeks from Tues 13 October
Are you worried about your Type 2 Diabetes? Make Healthy Choices to look after your blood glucose levels and feel better.
With this course you will:
– get personalised support to change how to shop, cook and eat
– receive FREE ingredients for you to make a dish at home each week
– access easy ‘how to’ videos to guide you through weekly recipes

– meet up with other participants over zoom on Tuesdays – (time to be confirmed)

To sign up call WEA on 0300 303 3464 or 07917837229 quoting reference C3531830
For more information contact Caroline on 07469206886 or caroline.bentley@heartofBS13.org.uk

How-to Cookery Videos and Recipes

As we’re not currently able to run our face-to-face courses, we are bringing you Heart of BS13 TV! Check out our online cookery videos – offering you ideas for simple, quick, cheap, healthy and delicious dinners – that the whole family can enjoy.

Cooking Projects in Development

We have several new and exciting projects coming up later this year, and in 2021, as part of our work to reduce food poverty and encourage people to eat more healthily.

The Real Meal Range – supports our belief that everyone should have access to delicious, healthy food, whatever their income. We will address food poverty in BS13 by producing quality, pre-prepared, home-style ready meals using ingredients that our Kitchen Garden Enterprise team have grown in BS13.  By freezing our cooked meals, we are locking in both the nutrients and flavour of our locally grown produce, to offer a healthy and convenient food option for busy people.

Our ready meals, or Real Meals as we like to call them, will be available to local residents at a low cost or for free depending on their circumstances.  Each meal will include an easy-to-follow recipe card giving people the opportunity to reproduce their favourite Real Meals from scratch at home too!  The Real Meal Range will also be sold across Bristol to customers who want to invest in a product that supports food security, sustainability and dignity. 

The Real Meal Store – based at the Gatehouse Centre in Hartcliffe – will serve both as a pick-up point for people in BS13 to collect our Real Meals for free if they are using food banks and/or struggling financially, and also as a shop which is open to anyone wanting to buy our meals or other things that we grow.  We want to have a simple and non-stigmatising route for people to get hold of the food they need – and we want that food to be high quality and delicious.  The Real Meal Store is a straightforward response to food poverty and malnutrition in BS13, providing nutritious and affordable food for all.

For more information please contact Jodie at Jodie.Smith@heartofbs13.org.uk