The first sessions are kicking off today, and will see parents and children taught how to cook one of the tasty recipes together by a Community Shop Chef.
Cook Clubs will take place twice a week throughout the year, ramping up to four days a week during school holidays, and covering recipes including Little Mermaid-themed Shakshuka, Monsters Inc.-themed Meatballs & Mash and Toy Story-themed Tacos. Half terms and longer holidays will also see the roll out of family food festivals in each location, incorporating health and wellbeing activities for all the family to enjoy together.
The programme is set to serve 20 families in each location every week, with this figure doubling during school holidays, equating to over 12,000 family cooking experiences throughout the course of the year.
The Cook Clubs are being rolled out in 11 locations around the country, at Community Shop sites from Leicester to London, Liverpool to Bradford.
As the UK’s first social supermarket chain, Community Shop provides access to high-quality, low-cost products, as well as offering personal development programmes that offer real change to individuals and communities. For over a decade, Ocado has supported Community Shop, helping to fund the openings of shops in Kirkdale, Leicester, Beechwood and Knottingley, as well as providing stock for their stores across the country. Over the course of the last year, Ocado has donated over 9 million products to Community Shop, part funded by donations from its customers.