Dear Parent/Guardian

We are writing to tell you that following the success of last summer’s Summer Cook ‘n’ Eat boxes, where many Gateshead families received a box of ingredients and a recipe card to cook a healthy meal together, that we’re doing it again this Easter!

As part of our expanded 2021 Holidays and Activities Programme, we’re going one step further than last year by offering you and your family an Easter Cook ‘n’ Eat box with enough fresh food ingredients to cook five meals.

Our boxes will be delivered direct to your doorstep and contain all the ingredients and instructions required to make delicious, nutritious family meals together. The best part is they’re completely free!

If you would like to receive one of our Easter Cook ‘n’ Eat boxes please register your interest with us by emailing using the title ‘Cook n Eat’ no later than 4pm, Thursday 25 March so we can place the correct number of orders with our suppliers.

Your emailed response must contain:

your full name
full postal address
a contact telephone number, preferably a mobile number so we can text you your delivery date and time.

Any requests for Cook ‘n’ Eat boxes made after 4pm, Thursday 25 March will not be fulfilled.

We’re really keen to make sure that as many families as possible receive and enjoy one of our boxes, therefore we encourage you to respond to this letter as soon as possible.

We also have lots of other activities available throughout the school holiday periods. You can see what else your family can enjoy by visiting Brighten the Day.

We hope to hear from you soon, and hope to be delivering a Cook ‘n’ Eat box to your door this Easter. In the meantime, have a lovely Easter and we hope the bunny is kind!

Best wishes

The Brighten The Day Team

Gateshead Council

Family activities and food 2020

This year’s #BrightentheDay programme builds on many years of work across Gateshead to provide much needed food and activities during the summer holidays. We have worked closely with our partners, including schools, local charities and community organisations to plan a programme of activities, many of which are accessible to all families in Gateshead.