The Community Food Project Opens New Sites to Help Support Telford Community

12th May 2020

The Community Food Project is a charitable organisation located in Telford which collects surplus food from retailers, restaurants and manufacturers and redistributes it to those most in need within our local community.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the volunteers of the project have seen a huge surge in demand as households need to make the little they have, stretch further. In response to the increased demand the project organisers have opened two new sites “Taste not Waste” in Wellington and Leegomery and they will be running new pop up events across Shropshire.

Telford Centre are pleased to have been able to assist with this growing demand by providing space at the centre to The Community Food Project. The facility within the centre is non customer facing and will be used to store and sort refrigerated and frozen food before it is allocated to Community Food Project partners for their “Taste Not Waste” events, the location of which will be announced on the Community Food project Facebook page.

Glynn Morrow, Centre Manager at Telford Centre said: “The work carried out by The Community Food Project hub is critical in supporting those most vulnerable within our community and we can’t thank the volunteers enough for the work they are doing”.

100% of the food distributed by The Community Food Project is either surplus stock, short date or food donated from supermarkets.  Everyone who works for The Community Food Project is a volunteer and gives their time free of charge to help their local community.  The Community Food Project are seeking support from any business or manufactures that can help in any way or donate food items. Please contact the volunteers via email: Communityfoodproject@mail.com 

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