Slow Cooker Project

The Slow Cooker Project was launched in 2021 by the Cheshire Food Hub, in partnership with The Welcome Network, and the Recipe Exchange with the aim of supporting families and individuals across Cheshire create cheap and nutritious meals.

How it works:


  • Reducing bills - Ability to create home cooked meals using less energy (23p for 8 hours energy).

  • Saving Landfill - Using preloved slow cookers recycled and PAT tested by Changing Lives Together

  • Reducing waste - Utilising ingredients from community supermarkets and Cheshire Food Hub

  • Creating cooks! - Recipe bags that are provided will hopefully encourage new cooking skills and adventurous meals you may not have thought about making before!




Register your interest in joining the slow cooker project with us at Blacon Beacon through email, telephone or message


You can join if either you DO or DON'T have a slow cooker. If you don't have a slow cooker please mention this to us as we are able to loan them out, along with receiving a store cupboard ingredient bag


Once registered, you will receive recipe bags with a recipe card inside every couple of weeks which you can collect from us at Holy Trinity Hall


Send us photos or messages or tell us about how your meals are getting on!

Support for the recipes, including a Youtube video, will be available on

Every few weeks another recipe and ingredients pack will be provided, each one adding another idea / skill level from the one before. Again, supported on

If you are interested in getting involved in this project and getting creative with your slow cooker recipes, please get in touch with us!