Lam­lash Church joins Co-op Food Share

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Lam­lash Church has joined an ini­tia­tive known as Co-op Food Share in an ef­fort to pro­vide fresh food for those need­ing a help­ing hand and to re­duce food waste.

The new na­tional food re­dis­tri­bu­tion pro­gramme en­ables Co-op stores to do­nate good qual­ity food marked ‘best be­fore’ – but which is still en­tirely fresh – di­rectly to lo­cal ap­proved part­ners.

As an ap­proved part­ner, Lam­lash Church will col­lect the food and make it avail­able from the vestry at the back of the church – not the church hall – be­tween 10.30am and 2pm on week­days. This food can then be taken away free of charge and will en­sure that in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies on low in­comes can sup­ple­ment their diet with fruit and veg­eta­bles.

Ian Watt, ses­sion clerk of Lam­lash Church, said: ‘We must make it clear that this food would oth­er­wise be thrown out, and also make it clear that this project of­fers fresh fruit and veg­eta­bles and is in ad­di­tion to the valu­able work done by the Ar­ran Food­bank.’

This com­mu­nity ini­tia­tive be­tween Lam­lash Church and the Co-op will be­gin on Mon­day Novem­ber 19 and any­one who re­quires a help­ing hand is en­cour­aged to make use of it.

Those at­tend­ing the af­ter­noon tea watch the dogs be­ing put through their paces. 01_B46friend02

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