Top tips for safe home cooking #Cook4kids #Cook4carers

How do I know who to cook for and how many portions to make?

We cannot verify that someone has kids with a free school meal plan or is working in healthcare but in times like this, we have to be generous and have faith and trust each other.
  • Click here for an example "pre-listing" 
  • You can write "reserved for kids with a free school meal plan" or "reserved for those working in healthcare" and check the profile of anyone requesting food from you
  • You can even bulk cook and freeze portions in advance
  • If you’re sharing meals in a tupperware container, ask the collector to leave an empty, clean container behind so you don’t run out of tubs!

Need inspiration? Click here to check out these celebrity chefs who have collaborated on our campaign and created delicious easy to follow recipes!

How can I prepare food safely?

It has been confirmed by the NHS and FDA that it's very unlikely that coronavirus can be spread through packaging or food. That said, it’s more important than ever that we follow the basic principles of safe sharing.

  • Wash your hands after touching raw food and before you handle ready-to-eat food
  • Wipe down surfaces before and after food preparation using an approved sanitiser
  • Use different utensils, plates and chopping boards for raw and cooked food
  • Consider stating the ingredients in your listing or double-checking if the requester has any food allergies
  • Make sure food is cooked through and that any prepared food is not left out for longer than 1.5 hours before it’s collected

Please note that since this is a free exchange, there is no requirement to register your kitchen with local authorities.

Most of all, enjoy cooking and helping out the families in your community!

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