The Family Action project, Food On Our Doorstep (FOOD) provides families with good quality food at a low cost, while also reducing food waste.

For £1 a year, a family can become a member of FOOD. Once they’ve joined, they can purchase a bag of tasty food items every week worth approximately £15 for just £3.50. Club members can also utilise other offers being presented within the sessions.

FOOD support families with recipes and food preparation ideas, based on what’s being given out in the bags. Videos of how to prepare meals are available plus ‘Life Skill’ sessions to support families with some of the challenges they may be facing, linking in with ABSS partners in Southend.

The sessions are offered within Family Centres across Southend with the intention of hosting outdoor activities during the summer.