By Julie Taylor – Development Team Support Officer
Where does all the extra supermarket food go that’s not needed?
One place is Brownhills and Walsall Wood Fellowship, a local supermarket very kindly donates food to the lunch club and families in need who attend the fellowship.
On a Friday morning a small band of volunteers repackage the food into smaller individual servings, so this week I volunteered to help, everything from mushrooms, bananas, loaves of bread and some gorgeous Daffodils, all got bagged up and laid out on the trolley to be given for free to those who need it.
Once complete the next task was to lay the tables for the lunch club and write out attendance sheets, so that they can select their food preferences for the next week, Sarah does a wonderful job of cooking for about 10 people, large platefuls of sausage, mash and veggies with pudding and custard for afters. Not much was left of the food, but lots of chatter, discussions and laughs were to be had around the tables all for just £5 to cover costs.
Margaret started the weekly sewing class at this venue an incredible 45 Years ago!! It is as much to do with socialising and getting out of the house, as it is to produce an item. Everyone is welcome to join in. Class runs Every Friday 1.15-3.00pm.
The fellowship has a large venue for hire to community groups, classes, meetings etc for just £17 per hour, catering and free car parking is available.
Contact the venue for more information, details below:
Brownhills & Walsall Wood Fellowship, Community Centre, Beacon Way, Walsall, WS9 9HZ
Charity no. 1123463