Food poverty is on the rise in the UK. The UN estimates that millions of people struggle to get enough to eat, and Unicef is giving £700k to help support hungry British families. Foodbank use is on the rise both locally and nationally.
In response to this, our very good friends in the area, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, have launched a ‘Cheap & Easy Cooking’ campaign. As part of this, they have produced a downloadable booklet to help us cook five Pakistani/Indian curries cheaply, easily, and healthily, with meals starting at only 9p per serving. You can download the booklet here:
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness among people to save money by cooking budget-friendly dishes at home rather than eating costly meals from outside. The campaign consists of distributing a recipe booklet containing easy-to-follow instructions to make delicious Pakistani/Indian curries along with online videos that show how these can be cooked. These videos can be watched here.
The community is also distributing some Curry Starter Packs to the local Food Bank, which will also include the basic ingredients so that people can easily and quickly get started.