‘Five for five’ with Jack Monroe and Oxfam
Want to save money and feel good about yourself this January? Kick off 2015 in the right way, with Groupon’s ‘Five for Five’ campaign, helping you save money at meal times with exclusive recipes from Jack Monroe, whilst raising money for Oxfam. Groupon are teaming up with food blogger, campaigner and Oxfam supporter Jack Monroe to offer you 5 exclusive recipes, each costing less than £5 to make, to help get you through January and February on a budget. The recipes can be downloaded for a £5 donation to Oxfam.
Jack has created 5 seasonal recipes, available for download especially for Groupon customers, including main meal and desert ideas, to give you some meal time inspiration on a shoestring. Recipes include: kale, barley and cumin soup; dal makhani; soda bread; pulsed cauliflower tabbouleh; and tinned pear turnovers.
Let us know when you’ve donated by tweeting us @Groupon_UK using #FiveForFive
All the proceeds from this deal will be donated directly to Oxfam, working with others to overcome poverty and suffering.
Jack Monroe rose to fame with her blog, A Girl Called Jack, which she started writing in February 2012, in response to a local councillor who claimed that ‘druggies, drunks and single mums are ruining the High Street.’ What started as a local politics blog developed into budget food and recipes, as she detailed living with her son on a food budget of just £10 a week. Her first cookbook, A Girl Called Jack, was published by Michael Joseph at Penguin in February 2014, and went straight to the top of the paperback charts.
Oxfam is a global humanitarian, development and campaigning organisation working with others to overcome poverty and suffering. Since its Oxford-based beginnings in 1942, it has grown into a worldwide force. Oxfam is now working in nearly 60 countries on a diverse range of projects, from providing emergency water sources to supporting community health projects. Oxfam works in the UK to identify and challenge the root causes of poverty, including the challenges faced every day by people struggling to feed themselves and their families. With your support we will continue to work to tackle poverty and help those who need it most.
Oxfam has one million supporters in the UK. For every £1 donated to its general funds, 82p is spent on emergency, development and campaigning work, 9p is spent on support and governance and 9p is invested to generate future income. Oxfam has nearly 700 high street shops across the UK selling donated fashion, books, music, homewares and new ethical products. It is supported by a workforce of 22,000 volunteers. Oxfam also launched the UK’s first online charity shop in 2007. Oxfam GB is affiliated to Oxfam International, a global confederation of 17 independent Oxfams which share the same purpose.