Soup kitchen thanks shop for unwanted food gifts
A SHOP has been praised for donating food to a soup kitchen.
Craig Lovatt, manager of My Local, gives Streetwise Cafe the food he can no longer sell.
The cafe runs out of Elim Christian Life Centre Church on Parsonage Street on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, providing a hot meal for those who are homeless, socially isolated or struggling financially.
Maggie Falconer, who runs the cafe, said: “As a community project we rely on donations to continue to provide the service.
We run the cafe but provide food hampers for families in need too.
In just one week with the food Craig gave us helped five families, and provided lunch on Monday and Tuesday for around 40 people.
“We would like to publicly thank Craig and all the staff at the shop for their kindness, help and real interest in our work.
“They are an amazing team and definitely our heroes.”
The cafe is run by Cheshire Streetwise, a community interetest company.
The project also offers tutoring for children and adults; and employment training.
●● Craig Lovatt and Maggie Falconer