WHO WE ARE
Caring Cooks is a Jersey registered charity who normally support children and young people in Jersey between birth and 18, to access nutritious food at school, at home and in the community.
We do this through collaborative programmes of support and education to deliver our grow, cook, eat ethos across the Island which has a positive impact on their eating habits and encourages a life-long approach to good nutrition.
HOW WE ARE CHANGING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR ISLAND
Given the rapidly progressing outbreak of Covid-19 in Jersey, we will begin to see fewer people being able to access nutritious food every day, which is very worrying particularly at a time when healthy food is pivotal to help with building immunity and fighting disease.
There will also be many who may lose their jobs or be facing serious financial difficulties and also people who are already experiencing health problems such as cancer or compromised immune systems and are even more anxious about their future. This is where we come in; we are going back to our roots, of caring and cooking.
In the coming few weeks, we will be extending our remit for care and support beyond just families with children, to all Islanders in need during these difficult times.
From our Eat Safe rated kitchen, our team of Chefs will prepare, cook and deliver nutritious and tasty meals to our Islands’ most vulnerable people, 6 days a week; extending our existing meal service which is currently only 1 day a week.
We will be working with our existing referrers, schools and other agencies to identify those most in need and will be working with the Government of Jersey and volunteers from across the Island to co-ordinate distribution, using non-contact methods of delivery to communities and doorsteps. If needed we can also then refer people who need further assistance with other things to other service providers.
The more money we raise, the more meals we can make and deliver.
We need to raise at least £15,000 to enable this to happen and quickly support those most in need. The health of our Island is everyone's responsibility so please support us and donate today.