Avondale Community Action received funding towards the costs of putting on a series of free workshops to teach recipes that are easy, healthy and affordable. These workshops are a local response to challenges of poverty, obesity and being time poor, and included showing people where to buy ingredients locally. The funding was used to cover the costs of tutors (who will be local people), and food and materials for the workshops.
A series of seven workshops took place on Tuesday mornings in October and November 2016, and were promoted through local budgeting services, WINZ and Housing New Zealand, as well as ACA’s existing networks.
The workshop attendees gave feedback that they appreciated learning about cooking dishes that are healthy but also affordable.