A COMMUNITY group is starting a new cookery class for those with an appetite for learning.

Food For Thought Darlington has launched a free six-week course to teach individuals and families how to make healthy meals.

Held at St James the Great Church Hall at Albert Hill, the sessions run 9.30am to 1pm on Tuesdays and Fridays until October 15.

Louise Graham, Director of Food For Thought Darlington, said: “We aim to prove that cooking together is fun. Every week, as we make a meal together, we share our cooking tips and ideas and ask and answer any questions. We then get to eat the meals we’ve made, and take food home as well, to share with friends and family.

"And the best bit is, that it will not cost you a penny to take part. Around 90 percent of the food we use is intercepted surplus from supermarkets and other local businesses, which we supplement with basic store cupboard ingredients, to make healthy, tasty meals that don’t cost the earth”.

"All of the food and equipment is provided and there is no cost to people for taking part. This is very much in the spirit of our group” added Judith, a retired Home Economics teacher, and one of the groups facilitators,

"We want to make our cookery group available to everyone and especially those people who may not have done anything like this before."

To register interest contact Food For Thought at fftdarlo@gmail.com, or via Facebook, or by calling 07815 947215