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Pucklechurch Food Bank

The Pucklechurch and Shortwood Good Neighbours Scheme are working with a local COVID-19 Food Bank to set up a food bank for the village during this difficult time. It will run from the Pucklechurch Community Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 12pm.

We will welcome donations every Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 10 and 12. Especially welcome are donations of tinned prepared foods (such as stew, bolognese sauce, chili, pie, etc.), pasta, cream-based soups (they are good to mix with pasta to make a meal), tinned meat and fish, tinned vegetables and fruit, potatoes (fresh, tinned, or instant mash), sugar, and instant coffee.

A big thank you to all of you who have already made donations. They were gratefully received.

If you know of anyone who would benefit from a food parcel, please let us know. We have food and toiletry items ready to be delivered to anyone who may need them. If you need recipe ideas to make a decent meal from cupboard items, see below

Contact us via

Facebook: Pucklechurch and Shortwood Good Neighbours Scheme

Email: goodneighbours@pucklechurch.org

Phone: 079 6193 9574

If you would like to volunteer to help the Good Neighbours Scheme run the food bank, please let us know.

Cooking at Home More?

Easy Recipes in the Time of Coronavirus

Almost everyone is finding that they are eating at home a lot more these days. Yet, with our trips to the supermarket limited, we sometimes need to make a meal from what’s in the cupboard. If you’re looking for some simple recipes to try at home, you’ve come to the right place.

A couple of the Good Neighbours volunteers have put together some recipes that you can try at home.

Apple, Walnut & Ham Salad

Homemade Baked Beans

Bean Casserole with Dumplings

Bean Chili (Chili Non-Carne)

Bean Salad

Beef Stew

Chicken Stew

Corned Beef Hash

Creamy Pasta

Fish Pie

Parsnip or Carrot Soup

Poached Fish

Quick Pasta Marinara

Tuna or Ham Pasta Bake

And if you have a sweet tooth...

Baked Apple

Bread & Butter Pudding

Fruit Crumble