Every Monday evening, Comfort Zone volunteers provide a free, hot three-course meal to members of the homeless community and on Monday and Wednesday mornings they provide free breakfast and hot drinks. Based closed to Blackpool town centre in North Shore Methodist church, Comfort Zone are able to cater for up to 75 people at any one time. To further the support that they are giving, Gwen Cross decided to start up a Cook and Eat session that runs on the first Saturday of every month. Interested participants need to speak to Gwen to arrange a space at one of the sessions. Participants learn about the importance of food hygiene and how to prevent disease whilst cooking as well as how to properly clean utensils and kitchen items. Most importantly, participants learn how to cook healthy meals on a budget and how to properly store leftovers to save even more money. All the ingredients supplied by Gwen for the session are priced so that participants can see how much individual items can cost and can get helpful advice about which items to buy.
Sessions times are changing so keep an eye on their Facebook page called “Comfort Zone Community”.