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Charity puts families on slow cooker route to cost-effective meals 

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A Stoke-on-Trent-based charity is reaching out to help children and families learn creative and affordable cooking skills this winter. 

The Hubb Foundation is providing slow cookers and recipe books to deserving families identified by schools and community venues. 

In the second wave of its Hubb Pots Project the charity provides a weekly voucher of £10 to be exchanged for ingredients at any of the major supermarkets. 

Each Hubb Pot feeds a family of four, with double provision being given to larger households.  

The aim of the project is empower families through provision and skill development to make reasonably-priced, nutritious and tasty family meals. 

At the end of the six-week programme, which has the potential of providing a further 4,800 meals, families will be able to keep the slow cooker. 

 “We hope they will have been encouraged to continue to use it as a sustainable and cost-effective method of providing healthy, cheap meals for families,” said Sheena Bateman, Funding Partnership Manager. 

The Hubb Pots Project is backed by a £68,000 National Lottery grant. 

The Hubb Foundation, based in Burslem, is an independent charity whose principal aim is to commission and co-ordinate holiday provision for vulnerable children. 

Ron Quenby

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