We Are FoodPioneers Slow Cooker Appeal

Posted on 19 February 2021

Please support We Are FoodPioneers new One Pot Project and help them to raise the £1,000 they need to buy and distribute slow cookers for those most in need.

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 friends, neighbours and the local 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.

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.

To donate to the appeal please visit their Crowdfunder page: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/we-are-foodpioneers-slow-cooker-appeal

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Michael Little

Ever since I found out that earthworms have taste buds all over the delicate pink strings of their bodies, I pause dropping apple peels into the compost bin, imagine the dark, writhing ecstasy, the sweetness of apples permeating their pores. I offer beets and parsley, avocado, and melon, the feathery tops of carrots.

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Very busy day yesterday at the Repair Cafe, huge thanks to all our wonderful volunteers and those who chose to repair rather than bin stuff.

36 repairs brought in and we managed to fix a lot of them. Sadly there are always some that can't be mended as they are designed not to be repairable - either almost impossible to dismantle or put back together again, or spare parts unavailable. The right to repair law leaves a lot still to be desired (see www.wired.co.uk/article/right-to-repair-uk)
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