Cookery book for homeless on the menu

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A NEW cookery book aimed at promoting healthy eating amongst people who have been homeless launches this week.

Scottish Churches Housing Action will distribute Cooking for One free through the many local starter pack schemes throughout Scotland from Thursday.

Starter packs provide basic household necessities to people who are setting themselves up in a new home, often after a period of homelessness.

Cooking for One has been supported by the Capital's Nicolson Square Methodist Church, Community Food and Health, the Celtic Charitable Trust and Borderline.

Scottish Churches Housing Action chief executive, Alastair Cameron, said: "We have produced this book as a way of helping people settle into a new home after a period of homelessness.

"If you're not eating properly, it's easy to start feeling low. If you're living off take-away food, it's expensive and not so healthy."

Kim Newstead, of Community Food and Health (Scotland), added: "Community Food and Health was delighted to award funding to the Scottish Churches Housing Action so that it could develop Cooking for One."

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