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Launching Recipe Bags!

4th April 2022

At the end of June 2021, BCFB were delighted to hear that we had been successful in achieving a community grant from SCVO (Sandwell Council for Voluntary Organisations).  The Team at BCFB want to take this opportunity to share with you how we are using the funding that has been awarded to us. In December 2021 we launched our Recipe Bag initiative, which uses the ambient food in our current parcel to create appetising, healthy meals.

The recipe bag contains ALL the ingredients needed to cook a nutritional meal along with a step-by-step instruction recipe card, and a QR code which opens a YouTube video demonstrating how to cook the meal.

The bags have so far been launched in Sandwell with the hope that we will have more funding to roll initiative out in Dudley and Walsall. Currently the bags are being provided to people who are arriving at our Foodbanks for their standard ‘food parcel’. The recipe bags are an addition and so far have been received gladly. They have been distributed to all visitors to our Foodbanks.

Whilst BCFB seeks to provide some breathing space for those in crisis we are acutely aware for the need to provide more sustainable responses through providing adults with the information they ned to make positive choices and the skills they need to live healthier lifestyles.

We excited about the prospect of working with local schools to provides opportunities to engage both parents/carers and their children in transforming a few basic ingredients into a nutritional meal.

Take a look at our recipe cards and have a go at cooking these simple but tasty meals.

Please free to contact us at  to send us your ideas for new recipes using packet and tinned food.