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Cooking Good is adding new information to this website to reflect the challenges many of us are facing in the current outbreak. We are all having to think and source food differently and some people are self-isolating, which can make shopping difficult.

Here are some links to useful information:

General Information

For those self-isolating in Northamptonshire you can go to this page and call the support number noted there.

Essential information about Coronavirus (COVID 19)

When we are in the kitchen, we are coming into contact with food and getting our hands messy, so here is some general NHS advice about how to stop infection spreading.

Need food?

A food larder with free fresh food donated by supermarkets has been set up across South Northants. This will be distributed via local hubs in towns and villages across the County. If your area is signed up to this, you will hear about it via this local response. The latest weekly recipe and information sheet is here.

The usual food banks are currently open in Towcester and Brackley and now other mini village food banks are being set up.

Supermarket deliveries can be difficult to book right now. Here is a list of alternative suppliers, Some will deliver to various postcodes, others need you to collect your order.

Those pupils eligible for Free School Meals should be getting some support with food from their local school. Contact your school for further information.

Need help with cooking?

Alternative food suppliers offering home delivery in Northamptonshire

Cooking Good logoLast update 3rd April 2020. All information taken from respective websites and presented in good faith. Please contact suppliers before placing orders or making special journeys.

Local Food Drops is a new search engine for alternative suppliers of various food-stuffs.

Produce Warriors

Home Delivery service around Banbury/Brackley/Bicester area. Mixed Fruit Box - £20.50
Mixed Vegetable & Salad Box - £20.50

The Fruit and Vegetable & Salad box contents are not set in stone. Aiming to supply a 600x400mm box full of a mixed Fruit/Vegetables for good value for money.

Dairy boxes can only be ordered in conjunction with one or both of the above Fruit/Vegetable boxes. Dairy boxes cannot be sold singularly.

Supplementary Strength Dairy Box - £10.50
12 Free Range Eggs, 1 x 250g Salted Butter, 2 x 2ltr Full Fat Milk, 2 x 800g White Sliced Bread

Supplementary Health Dairy Box - £10.50
12 Free Range Eggs, 1 x 250g Unsalted Butter, 2 x 2ltr Semi Skimmed Milk, 2 x 800g Brown Sliced Bread

Collins Fresh

Seven day delivery. Due to unprecedented demand, they are currently only able to delivery to addresses within Northampton and Northamptonshire.
Mixed produce boxes @£35 can add products such as loaves of bread @£1.25.

Garry Penn Ltd

Taking orders to be collected between 10-14hrs. Vegetables and milk. Order one day, collect the next.

About Cooking-Good!

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Lorraine, Louisa from CG and Judy from Home Start

What is Cooking Good?

Cooking Good is a healthy eating project led by Health-Works. There are a number of partnerships involved with Cooking Good, including Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Board, Home Start (Daventry and South Northants), snvb, Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust and Grand Union Homes. Together we are funded by Public Health England to deliver home cooking experiences to families in the more rural areas of Daventry and South Northants.The two lead consultants from Health Works are Lorraine Hirst and Louisa Gregory, pictured here delivering training to volunteers.  

The project aims to help families cook straight-forward family meals and eat good food in order to feel good, learn to cook more nutritious meals on a budget and bring families together around the simple activity of cooking. We provide teaching sessions in small groups in accessible venues or in families’ own homes. The sessions are run by volunteers (the real heroes) and are free to attend. Equipment and ingredients are provided.

Use the Contact Us link on the front page to find out more or browse the site to discover simple and hearty family recipes (that are also a bit healthy!) and other useful information for those cooking on a budget.