Residents across Epping Forest are being given the chance to improve their cookery skills and learn more about healthy eating at a new free service from this weekend.

The district’s largest emergency food agency is starting food education courses in Waltham Abbey, Loughton, Chigwell and Ongar.

Full details can be seen on the poster below, but the classes will last for six weeks and those who complete the course will receive a free small kitchen appliance, subject to terms and conditions.

Epping Forest Guardian:

Places are for everyone - volunteers, service users and the wider community - but are very limited on a first come basis, so sign up quickly if you are interested in taking part.

If you would like to attend, register at

Alternatively, contact Jenn on 07887 844276 or email

The charity has a fundraising page at

The community surplus hubs are open as follows:

Monday: Waltham Abbey - 13 Sun Street - 11.30am to 1pm

Tuesday: Loughton - Loughton Club, 8 Station Road - 11.30am to 1pm

Wednesday: Chigwell Row - All Saints Church Hall, Romford Road - 5pm to 6.30pm

Thursday: Ongar - Zinc Arts Centre, High Street - 1pm to 2.30pm

Friday: Waltham Abbey - 13, Sun Street - 11.30am to 1pm

For further details, visit, email or call 01992 842642