Our People's Pantry and community fridge are run by community members to address food insecurity. Seventy local people formed a Facebook group and have started to run the pantry together.We provide free donations of food, cleaning and hygiene items to people in need. People are still in crisis and we need this support to continue, especially over Winter and now furlough has ended.
Here's what someone said about our Community Fridge
''If it wasn't for your community fridge I wouldn't have been able to give my twins a birthday tea. You gave me everything I needed. I had an unexpected bill which meant I had no money for food. Thank you so much''.
People need hot meals and contact with each other over Winter. We want to provide a 'Covid safe' cafe space at our community centre to offer free meals to people in need using fresh, healthy produce from our community garden.
People still need access to sport and creative activities. People still need to have fun! We need to support people who are isolated, including children, young people, people experiencing mental health issues and people with learning disabilities. We want to provide 'Covid safe', fun activities for people and 'lighten the load'. This is Sandra, one of our fab volunteers who is always part of the fun!