Challenge Poverty Week – Dundee
We know from experience of supporting single parent families that not having enough money to buy everything you need, including food, is becoming a growing problem. This is a recognised problem in Dundee, as in other parts of the country, and the need to use Foodbanks and local Community Larders are on the increase. A Menu for Change research report highlights that 21% of single parent families face food insecurity. The experience of food insecurity makes it difficult for single parents to fulfil their caring responsibilities.
If you are a Dundee single parent, experiencing these types of worries, we can help in many ways. Firstly, we have friendly workers who can offer advice and support on a one-to-one basis. We have links to other organisations who can also help. Please contact us on 01382 501 972 between 9.00 – 4.00pm Monday – Friday or message us on Facebook.
Secondly, we like to think of ways that can help single parent families the most. We are starting a cooking club in Kirkton Community Centre later this month that will focus on producing healthy and cheap family meals using the ingredients from local Foodbanks, Dundee Foodbank and Taught By Muhammad, and Dundee Community Larder. Parents coming along will be able to follow simple recipes and take the meals home.
We are also going to be starting another cookery club in another area to help any single parents who are working or thinking about going to work who would like to learn how to cook simple family meals on a budget. This cooking club will also be about simple recipes to make at home along with tips around spending wisely and food storage. This cookery club will run close to Christmas with a special focus on family food over the festive period.
Contact us to book your free places and find out more about these opportunities.