The Yhunger program, funded and supported by NSW Health aims to improve food access and physical activity options for young people, 12-24 years of age, who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.
Young people living in poverty who have faced significant challenges like homelessness are extremely resilient. Yet they may have not had the opportunity to learn basic skills in the kitchen and are limited by time and very tight budgets.
The new Yhunger cookbooks are available to young people and youth services and offer simple and fast recipes with step-by-step instruction that cost less than $4 per serve. Each recipe aims to increase the intake of fruit and vegetables and uses common ingredients and basic kitchen equipment.
YHunger aims to develop living skills of young people, particularly those at risk of experiencing homelessness.
Two cookbooks with realistic, quick and easy recipes have been developed targeting young people aged 12-24 and youth workers.