Are you a Food Bank operator?

We have great recipes and resources for you and your clients

We can help you to assist your clients to eat well and spend less
This site and all the recipes and resources on it are FREE.
You can help us keep it that way by buying our books as gifts, putting copies in your church libraries or recommending them to friends

When using the information on the site we ask that you abide by the following guidelines:

When you print off recipes you must credit us and include our logo and website details
You may NOT charge for anything you have taken from our site – we don’t think you would anyway, but just thought we’d mention it
Please don’t reproduce recipes to distribute to large groups.
If you want to include a particular recipe to insert in a bulk delivery of food parcels or leaflets, please contact us first to discuss – it’s usually not a problem but we need to protect our copyright or we’ll be in trouble with the publishers.
We may also be able to suggest other useful material or images.
You may print individual recipes to give to individuals or households up to a maximum of 5 recipes
Sorry we cannot provide free cookery books as we have to buy them from the publishers. We don’t get free copies that we can give away

What cooking skills do your clients have?

Low Skill:

These clients have very few skills in the kitchen and little idea about nutrition. We might like to give them lots of fresh vegetables and other healthy ingredients as they are a “good choice” – if the client can cook or won’t eat those foods we haven’t helped them at all and they’ll still be hungry.

Help them by supplying foods that are nourishing but require little or no preparation:
Canned foods
Fresh or canned Fruit
Cereals – weetbix, ricies, cornflakes
Bread and spreads

You could try one of these ideas:

These recipes require little in the way of skills, equipment or ingredients:

Fried Rice
Chilli bean and potato bake

Basic or average skill:

These clients can be introduced to more economical ways of preparing meals that they already make or buy.

Our super stretcher recipes can be helpful here as can the section on cooking with pulses and beans

Red lentil bolognaise
Chunky sausage and bean bake
One pan peanut chicken and rice


Get them motivated, provide them with the tools to feed their household and give them some resources and goals. Our recipes are all inexpensive but the super stretcher recipes could be a great asset to these clients

Super stretcher sausage carbonnara
One pan pork and peanut rice
Magic chicken pies