Soup kitchen thanks shop for un­wanted food gifts

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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

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