Femfoods seeks to be a friend to women on low income who find difficulty and stress in balancing their weekly budget. We support women to improve their well-being by developing the skills and confidence to cook cheap, nutritious meals for their families!
Our new purpose-built kitchen in the north of Glasgow is fully fitted and welcoming to all. Here we host 5-hour Cook n Save sessions where women can expect to discover new recipes, improve their well-being and build connections with other amazing women.
Each session costs £20, including all ingredients, equipment and expertise. On top of that, we have a trusted savings partner who will open an account for each participant (we call this the ‘Mama Buffer’).
We ask all women to put around 50% of the money they would have normally spent on their weekly shop into this account. After a six week block, our aim is for each woman to have around £120 in a savings account, not to mention a positive well-being and new moves in the kitchen!
One mama who helped us shape Femfoods has two boys. This is her story.
After six Femfoods sessions, this mama:
£190 in a
of nutritious food
enjoyed more time with her boys
worried less about shopping
paid for three school trips without borrowing