LilyAnne's cooked up a project to help families over the summer holidays rustle up some Tasty meals after discovering some are spending more than £100 a week on takeaways.
LilyAnne's teamed up with a number of local guest chefs from some top local eateries to learn local members of the community how to cook.
Each Monday during the summer holidays members of the community learnt how to cook a delicious yet healthy meal for under a tenner and within the time it would take aways to be delivered.
LilyAnne's which is a community interest company which runs a number of initiatives to address various social issues was awarded just under £4000 by the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic foundation who kindly supported the project.
LilyAnne’s co-owner Trevor Sherwood said: “During lockdown we learned that a lot of
people were reliant on takeaways.
"They were getting into debt because they simply didn’t know how to cook basic meals.
"From speaking to about 100 people we found on average they spent £120 a week on
And everyone knew someone they were cooking for or providing meals to to help make sure
they were being properly fed during the pandemic.
"It showed there was a need where we could offer some local cookery classes to see whether
people would come forward.”
People’s lack of basic cooking skills was also highlighted when LilyAnne’s gave out food
hampers to people isolated or in need during the lockdowns and the contents such as pasta