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Published: Wednesday, 17th February 2021

Hundreds of secondary school aged children in the Royal Borough of Greenwich will pick up a delicious Take and Make box this half-term.

The kits come packed with ingredients and an easy-to-follow recipe card that will allow families to cook a nutritious meal together.    

Just under 2,500 boxes will be supplied through schools and partner organisations in the borough, as part of the Council's commitment to support young people during the school holidays.    

Councillor Matt Morrow, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, visited Young Greenwich’s Avery Hill Youth Hub today, Tuesday, to see the demand first hand.    

He said: “I am delighted that we are offering these fantastic Take and Make boxes this half-term.    

“We know that times are really tough for a lot of families in our borough and we are committed to helping where we can. These boxes will go some way to alleviating the pressure that some parents feel when school is out.    

“This is a fantastic way to encourage young people into the kitchen to cook with their families and I can’t wait to see they rustle up.”   

At Avery Hill alone 50 boxes, including a Chili Non-Carne kit and a Sweetcorn Fritters and Mango Salsa recipe, will be supplied.   

Mum-of-three Monica Fischer, picked up boxes with her daughters. She said: “It’s really nice to have the opportunity to cook with the kids - or have them cook for parents - because it comes with everything inside and a step-by-step recipe. It’s nice so thank you very much!”   

Take and Make kits are produced by Kitchen Social and come with a five-day shelf life, a recipe card and a link to an instructional video.    

The boxes are part of the Greenwich Together for Winter Campaign, which kicked off in December and has also featured breakfast bags at Christmas, holiday meal provision and targeted support payments to families with low income.   

Cllr Morrow continued: “During February half-term we are also offering meals every lunch time at six locations across the borough and food and utility payments for those who are eligible.”    

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