Free bags of food will be available weekly from a new food distribution point in the town centre. Michael and Kate Fox have set up Crewkerne Community Kitchen which is kindly being hosted, out of normal business hours, by Bar 5 in Market Street, on Thursday mornings from 10.30 am until 12 noon, beginning on July 23rd.
Crewkerne Community Kitchen are working in association with FareShare Go, to collect food from supermarkets on a Wednesday evening, that is surplus due to either over production, labelling errors or a short shelf life. FareShare is the UK’s longest running food redistribution charity. It was started in 1994, ‘born out of the belief that no good food should go to waste, especially when people are going hungry.’ The national charity redistributes surplus food to over 10,962 charities and community groups. A spokesman for FareShare said: “Whatever the focus of your service, as long as you use food to make a difference in your community you can sign up with us.”
Michael Fox of Crewkerne Community Kitchen said: “I had been thinking of setting it up for a while. It was something that needed to be done and when Covid started, there was even more of a need for it. It is important that food is used, rather than thrown away. Come and get some free food on Thursday mornings in Bar 5 and help to reduce Britain’s food waste mountain.”