Gloucestershire’s very own celebrity chef, Tom Kerridge, has teamed up with philanthropic footballer, Marcus Rashford, to make sure no child goes hungry on Christmas Day this year – with a recipe for Christmas dinner that costs around £10 to make.
In a video posted on the Full Time Meals Instagram feed on Monday, Kerridge gives viewers a list of items to buy and equipment to use before providing step-by-step instructions on how to make a festive turkey roll with stuffing and traybake veggies.
The meal is designed so that families who receive Healthy Start Vouchers can create a tasty homemade Christmas dinner for less than £10 – though Kerridge also explains that for anyone who doesn’t receive the vouchers, the ingredients needed only cost around £13 in total.
In a second video, he then goes on to show viewers how to use up the leftovers to make a potato and vegetable hash with fried egg for Boxing Day brunch.
Full Time Meals is a partnership between Kerridge and Rashford, created with the aim of ending child food poverty.
Its Instagram and Facebook pages are full of budget-friendly recipes to help inspire families to cook healthy and nutritious meals without spending a fortune, as well as providing information on Healthy Start Vouchers, an eligibility calculator and information about FareShare, which provides food for families in need in the UK.
In a statement on his website, Kerridge said: ‘This is a cause that is close to my heart. Whilst Marcus and I are from different generations, we share a lot of similarities in our journey to success.
‘I also grew up in a single parent household on a council estate, my mum worked two jobs and, although I never went without food, times were difficult, and money was tight.
‘It’s heartbreaking to think that 4.2 million children in the UK are living in poverty, no child should go to bed hungry but today, far too many do. We live in the third largest economy in the world – it’s time to call full time on child food poverty.’
Kerridge’s Christmas recipes are available for free on the Full Time Meals Instagram and Facebook pages, along with helpful information on the Healthy Start Vouchers scheme.
Anyone who is able is encouraged to donate to FareShare to help provide food to a struggling family this Christmas.