Harvest Fine Foods and the charity City Catering recently created Cooking at Home boxes for vulnerable families in the local Southampton area, which provided vital nutrition to low-income and vulnerable families who may otherwise struggle during the school holidays.
The boxes are matched to recipe cards created by City Catering and are also supported online which is free and open access to anyone wanting to enjoy the specially created recipes. Staff from Harvest were been able to visit two of the schools last week whilst receiving their Cooking at Home boxes for the summer, with 1,091 boxes delivered in one week.
City Catering Southampton quoted: “The Cooking at Home project started in the first lockdown as a way to support families at that time, and has grown and developed since, thanks to successful grant funding and donations. We are really proud to have been able to continue to support so many families – often 900 at a time, working closely with 30+ schools. We are so grateful for the essential support of our partners, Harvest Fine Foods. It’s been a lot of hard work, from many people, and I’m delighted that this and the positive impact of it has been recognised by APSE and the APPG School Food network.”