The Eats and Treats Project was developed by the Bolsover Fighting Poverty Forum with a view to engage and support vulnerable families within the Bolsover District. Using evidence from the Bolsover District Health Locality Plan and the Bolsover Food Poverty Strategy to inform activity, a working group came together to develop the project and include the following themes:
- Cooking skills and healthy affordable eating
- Fuel and food poverty
- Illegal money lending
- Further Education taster sessions
- Poverty and debt
- Budget management
- Local support services and opportunities
Two pilot events were held, one in Shirebrook in May 2014 and the other in Bolsover in March 2015. These events were considered to be successful, leading to the Bolsover Partnership commissioning 4 Eats and Treats events to be delivered across Bolsover District.
As a result of the pilot success, in October 2016 CVP was awarded a contract to deliver 10 Eats and Treats events throughout the Bolsover District until September 2018 using the tried and tested model, but with the remit of developing it to include more robust tracking systems and a wider target audience. With the support of a steering group, key stakeholders (the stall holders), and relevant referral agencies, the events are being successfully delivered.
If you would like to find out more information about the project or how to get involved, please contact the Project Co-ordinator Elsa MacPherson at Elsa@bolsovercvp.org.uk