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Food for Thought comes to Downham Market

Food for Thought. Thursdays 9:30am to 11:30am from 21st September at Eternity Downham Market, Sovereign Way, PE38 9SW.

Published: Tuesday, 12th September 2023

Free food sessions to help residents trying to make ends meet, due to increasing food costs, are coming to Downham Market.

Lily, a service that is owned and managed by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, is organising a further 12 weeks of interactive sessions following well attended ones held at venues across King’s Lynn. Eternity Downham Market on Sovereign Way, PE38 9SW, will host the weekly drop-in meetings between 9:30am and 11:30 every Thursday from 21 September. 

Cllr Jo Rust, Cabinet member for People and Communities, said:

“Venues in Gaywood, Lynn town centre, North and South Lynn have hosted nearly 50 of these cooking sessions already. I’m pleased to see that Food for Thought is now coming to Downham Market as it’s important for us to offer this support to as many of our residents as possible across the borough.

“The increasing cost of living continues to affect all of us. These free sessions are sociable and family friendly, children are welcome to attend with an adult. People can turn up at any point during the session, and stay for as long as they can, but also get to taste food cooked by a professional chef.”

The last Food for Thought session held in Gaywood.

The last Food for Thought session held in Gaywood proved popular.

Each week residents can pick up tips about how to cook healthy and tasty food without breaking the bank. The themes to be focused on are listed below, booking is not required:

  • Week 1 (21/9): Bread and dough
  • Week 2 (28/9): Lunches
  • Week 3 (5/10): Dinners
  • Week 4 (12/10): Snacks
  • Week 5 (19/10): Healthy eating/fruit and veg
  • Week 6 (26/10): Dried and tinned foods
  • Week 7 (2/11): Batch cooking
  • Week 8 (9/11): Dietary alternatives
  • Week 9 (16/11): Low calorie cooking
  • Week 10 (23/11): Low cost desserts
  • Week 11 (30/11): Fakeaway meals
  • Week 12 (7/12): Christmas savings

For more information on these sessions either email or telephone Lily on 01553 616200.

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