Cook-a-thons on the menu for Bel­ly­ful

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It’s cru­cial that we fill our bel­lies with food to make sure we main­tain good en­ergy lev­els, how­ever, as a stressed mother with a new­born baby, the prospect of eat­ing can be for­got­ten.

Thanks to Bel­ly­ful Franklin, fam­i­lies with new­born ba­bies, young chil­dren or chil­dren with ill­nesses can fo­cus on their loved ones and stop wor­ry­ing about what meal they have to cook.

Z En­ergy’s Good in the Hood has val­ued Bel­ly­ful Franklin’s ef­forts, which has seen the char­ity nom­i­nated to be a re­cip­i­ent of the Z En­ergy sta­tion cam­paign in Waiuku.

Bel­ly­ful Franklin branch co­or­di­na­tor Leanne McMur­trie said:

‘‘Be­ing cho­sen as a fi­nal­ist raises our pro­file in Waiuku and will en­cour­age more of the com­mu­nity to use our ser­vice. We were very grate­ful to have been cho­sen and ex­cited about the op­por­tu­ni­ties it brings. We are re­ally lucky to be a part of our gen­er­ous Franklin com­mu­nity.’’

Bel­ly­ful pre­pares and pro­vides beef lasagne, beef bolog­naise sauce and mac­a­roni cheese din­ners.

‘‘All the money we re­ceive will go to­wards buy­ing in­gre­di­ents for our cook-a-thons so we can con­tinue pro­vid­ing meals to our Franklin com­mu­nity,’’ said McMur­trie.

‘‘With the funds we re­ceive be­ing used to pur­chase in­gre­di­ents, our other funds are freed up to use for pur­chas­ing new cook­ing equip­ment and freezer stor­age.’’

McMur­trie praised Z En­ergy for its Good in the Hood in­cen­tive.

‘‘We be­lieve it is a won­der­ful com­mu­nity in­cen­tive, as Z [En­ergy] cus­tomers can sup­port lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions in their own ‘hood’ dur­ing the Good in the Hood pro­mo­tion.’’

Bel­ly­ful Franklin’s Leanne McMur­trie, left, and Erin van der Gu­lik.

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