Vin­nies ini­tia­tive for healthy food on a bud­get

Mansfield Courier - - NEWS -

THE vol­un­teer com­mit­tee of Mans­field St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety is run­ning a pro­gram which aims to show peo­ple how to pre­pare healthy food.

Pres­i­dent of the com­mit­tee, Stephen Cheru­bin, ex­plained the pro­gram is a fol­low on from an ear­lier ini­tia­tive, HALLY (Have a Long Lunch and a Yarn), also de­signed to of­fer peo­ple food and com­pan­ion­ship.

The cook­ing classes are run by Ann-Maree Vague, who is highly ex­pe­ri­enced in food prepa­ra­tion.

“We now have a com­mu­nity veg­etable gar­den too,” Mr Cheru­bin ex­plained.

“The veg­gies are used in the cook­ing cour­ses and are also avail­able to any­one need­ing fresh, nu­tri­tious food.

“Though our fo­cus is to show peo­ple that even on a lim­ited bud­get they can pre­pare healthy fresh food, we welcome any­one to our class who wants to know about im­prov­ing their eat­ing habits,” Mr Cheru­bin added.

The pro­gram, in its first year, is hav­ing a break in the school hol­i­days, but will re­sume on Oc­to­ber 5.

It runs from 10am to noon on a Mon­day, and there has been a change of venue from the CWA hall to St Mary’s Hall in Hunter Street.

A WORK IN PROGRESS: Vin­nies com­mit­tee mem­ber Jill Han­naker (left) and pres­i­dent Stephen Cheru­bin show off the Vin­nies veg­gie gar­den.

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