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How six Leyland mums are fighting holiday hunger

The Larder’s Food Champions in Leyland have been cooking lovely lunches to help fight holiday hunger.

The six ‘champion’ mums have been learning food skills together at The Base in Leyland.

Applying their new skills they’ve been cooking healthy meals and serving them at weekly events. It’s all for local families feeling the pinch during the school holidays.

One of the cooks is Diane, here showing off her first certificate from the Larder’s award-winning Food Champions programme.

Diane saw the programme advertised through her local housing association. She joined when she was unemployed, to try to get out of the house more. Though she calls herself shy, the scheme has brought her new confidence.

'I didn’t think I’d pass!' says Diane, having sailed through food hygiene, the first badge on the course. 'It's a huge achievement and it’s given me a real boost. A boost for my CV, and a boost to make a meal for the family at home.’

Kay Johnson, founder and director of the Larder said,

’Through the Food Champions Programme we train people to deliver cooking classes and healthy eating workshops within their communities. In this way we are building food know-how, good health and empowering people through food, not just in Leyland but throughout Lancashire.'

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