Sovereign says the funding from its Community Grants Programme will help deliver a healthy eating and meal delivery service to the local community, via its food hub at the Ridgeway Community Centre in Buckskin, Basingstoke.
With the British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Eating Week in full swing, Sovereign says it’s a good opportunity to highlight how communities are coming together and improving wellbeing during challenging times.
Sovereign’s community development officer Rachel Bullock said: “This is a wonderful initiative for young people, which inspires them to achieve in life and build the connection between growing and cooking healthy food, and helping others.”
The BNF Healthy Eating Week runs from 28 September to 4 October 2020, the aim of which is to bring the UK together for a dedicated Week, focussing on key health messages and promoting healthy habits.
Basingstoke charity Inspero has seen success through promoting healthy eating and living through its growing and cooking programmes, which help young children gain a better understanding about food and a positive attitude to healthy food choices.
Catherine Waters-Clark, founder of Inspero, said: “Funding our online cooking classes during lockdown gave a sense of hope and normality in a difficult time.
“Many of the families have told us how the free cooking classes increased children’s self-esteem and confidence, as well as bringing their families together to eat and try new healthy dishes.
“It’s so important more than ever, especially coming into winter, to eat good healthy foods to keep our immune system in check.
“We really enjoy working with young people and their families and seeing them progress and embrace a healthier diet and lifestyle.”
You can find out more about the Sovereign Community Grants Programme here: https://app.thegoodexchange.com/funders/10874/sovereign-housing-association
Main image credit: Inspero
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