In December 2020 we began an appeal to raise money for slow cookers to help provide Suffolk households in need with the means to cook hot, nutritious meals.
Food poverty and fuel poverty go hand in hand and, with the huge increases in our energy bills, many more people were faced with making difficult choices between heating their homes and eating.
So far, we have given out more than 1,000 slow cookers and this last year, fundraising added another £15,000 to our Winter Appeal, helping to provide slow cookers, wearable blankets and other winter warmth items to even more families and individuals across the county.
Slow cookers use very little power but allow cheaper ingredients to be made into delicious nutritious meals. In fact they can be used for a whole variety of foods and make a very healthy option for anyone experiencing fuel poverty. Warming nutritious meals help the recipients stay well through winter and beyond.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our winter appeal – every donation has helped to make a significant, positive difference.
We are still distributing slow cookers to households in need via the community partners we work with, who are able to gift them directly to the recipients. Get in touch with one of our team on the contact number above if you would like to enquire on behalf of your community.