Slow cookers being distributed

After raising £6230 our loneliness and social isolation service – Better Together – have started our first delivery of slow cookers around Norfolk. Clients of Better Together Norfolk and Carers Matters are receiving their slow cookers and hopefully starting to see some savings on their energy bills.

Better Together were also able to donate ten slow cookers to Silver Road Community Centre and another ten to The Phoenix Centre in Norwich, which they will be distributing into their local community.

So far 54 slow cookers have been purchased and donated. The team at Better Together are hoping to do another round of deliveries before Christmas.

One of the recipients, said:

“Thank you so much for the slow cooker. Since my bills went up I don’t use my oven at all and had been living off sandwiches. I’m so excited to have a hot meal. I’ve heard you can bake potatoes in them, which is my fav”.

Slow cookers are great ways to save on energy and food bills. The long, low-temperature cooking helps tenderise less-expensive cuts of meat and brings out the flavour in foods. A wide variety of foods can be cooked in a slow cooker, including one pot meals, soups, stews and casseroles. A slow cooker uses less electricity than an oven. Last month the Guardian wrote an article showcasing some of the things that could be made in a slow cooker.

Elsewhere in Norfolk, Better Together have been running a series of cookery demonstrations and workshops to showcase how to get the best out of these appliances.