Cloch has sent all it its tenants a pack with two cookbooks to encourage imagination, fun, and nutrition with cheap healthy meals during these strange times. With just under 1400 tenants, Cloch successfully applied for £14,000 of Supporting Communities funding to support this project. All tenants are receiving two cookbooks, The Tin Can Cook Book from award-winning Jack Monroe and The Ladybird Heard Cookbook by Julia Donaldson & Lynda Monks. The initial funding was to purchase the Tin Can Cook Book, but the generosity of the publisher, Bluebird Books, who discounted the book when they heard what it was for, meant we could also purchase the children’s cookbook.
Jack Monroe has now become a bit of a celebrity who promotes cheap, healthy meals from cans, frozen foods, and foodbank parcels. Check her out on Instagram and Twitter as well as on her website. (@Jack_monroe, www.cookingonabootstrap.com)
Tenants and staff are being encouraged to cook some of the recipes and post on social media using the hashtag, #cloch_cookoff.
Cloch Director, Paul McVey said, “This has been a great opportunity to support our tenants in a slightly different way and we love the fact that both cookbooks cater for all our tenants, no matter their skill, budget or household size”
The Supporting Communities fund was set up by the Scottish Government to provide support to communities across Scotland. Cloch would like to thank Community Links Scotland and GWSF for their support in submitting the grant application and to our mailing company, DM Direct who supported the project by not charging the full amount for sending the two books.