23rd February 2021 10:03am
On Tuesday 16th February, Young Greenwich’s doors were open for delivery as staff prepared to support young people with Take and Make recipe boxes.
Young Greenwich received 180 boxes in total, one of the many organisations in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to receive recipe boxes, filled with simple and healthy ingredients along with easy-to-follow recipe cards.
Councillor Matt Morrow, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, visited Young Greenwich’s Avery Hill Youth Hub, to see the demand first hand.
He said: “I am delighted that we are offering these fantastic Take and Make boxes this half-term.”
“We know that times are really tough for a lot of families in our borough and we are committed to helping where we can. These boxes will go some way to alleviating the pressure that some parents feel when school is out.”
“This is a fantastic way to encourage young people into the kitchen to cook with their families and I can’t wait to see they rustle up.”
Bringing families closer together, the recipe boxes give young people the opportunity to cook, share new recipes and positive experiences at home.
Mum-of-three Monica Fischer, picked up boxes with her daughters. She said:
“It’s really nice to have the opportunity to cook with the kids - or have them cook for parents - because it comes with everything inside and a step-by-step recipe. It’s nice so thank you very much!”
The boxes have been well-received by the young people who indulged in the healthy recipes. Some of the boxes included a Chili Non-Carne kit, Sweetcorn Fritters and Mango Salsa recipe.
Young Greenwich would like to thank Royal Greenwich, Kitchen Social and the Mayor’s Fund for London for this great initiative.
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