We Are FoodPioneers Slow Cooker Appeal

by We Are FoodPioneers CIC in Worthing, England, United Kingdom

We Are FoodPioneers Slow Cooker Appeal
We did it
On 25th March 2021 we successfully raised £1,330 with 52 supporters in 42 days

We Are FoodPioneers is raising £1,000 to enable us to buy and distribute slow cookers for those most in need

by We Are FoodPioneers CIC in Worthing, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any additional funds will help We Are FoodPioneers purchase and distribute even more slow cookers and recipe packs to individuals and families in need. 


The One Pot Project - Slow Cooker Appeal

We may all be in the same storm but we’re not all in the same boat!

Many people are struggling financially this year and feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Referrals to local Food Banks have increased, more people are out of work and experiencing reduced incomes leading to job insecurity and fuel poverty that is set to increase. For many, this is a real and everyday challenge and for some of us, this year will be truly dire. Many individuals and families are eating cold food or meals that require only a kettle or a microwave, not out of choice, but out of necessity.

Slow cookers are a great solution to create healthy, hearty meals and whilst at the same time helping to tackle fuel poverty. Slow cookers typically use the same amount of electricity as a standard light bulb and much less than a hob, kettle, microwave or cooker, which of course not everyone has access to. A wide variety of foods can be cooked in a slow cooker, including one-pot meals, soups, stews and casseroles. Ingredients used to make the best slow cooker meals are inexpensive and cheaper cuts of meat can be made into delicious nutritious meals. The process of creating hot food is simple and meals can be stretched beyond a day and offer a sustainable way of cooking and eating well. They can be used for a whole variety of foods, much better than just pot noodles and a kettle. 

What can we do to help?

We Are FoodPioneers are calling on our friends, neighbours and community to help and support. Your donation will buy slow cookers to distribute to our neighbours across Worthing & Adur in partnership with our friends at Worthing Homes and the local Food Banks, ensuring we reach people who can benefit the most. We will provide a basic slow cooker to vulnerable families and individuals, allowing them to prepare nutritious winter warmer meals at low cost. Currently, slow cookers can be sourced at very affordable prices, and our appeal will deliver good value for money. The cost of a good slow cooker ranges from £15 - £40 depending on whether it’s a compact size or a good family one and we’ll purchase a range of sizes from local suppliers to suit the household. 

      

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As well as providing slow cookers, we’ll include recipes, a simple how to guide and invite people, including yourselves, to share recipes, creations and inspiration with each other. 

Stay in touch 

We’ve created a facebook page ‘The One Pot Project’ and we’d love you to join us and be part of our slow cooking community, receive updates, share and post recipes and film, follow our progress and invite your friends. Click on the link below.

The One Pot Project Facebook Community

Thank you so much for being a FoodPioneer and for making a difference! 

Ed, Debs and The We Are FoodPioneers Team  xxxx

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