The community support team at Be A Good Neighbour scheme, run by Crewkerne Community Church, are preparing to increase the number of days when their hot meals are available free of charge, to individuals and families, during the second lockdown, if and when the need arises. Cooked meals are currently available on Tuesdays and Saturdays with frozen meals available during the interim days. The community support scheme also offers a shopping service and a prescription collection service on Wednesdays and Fridays and a once a week telephone service, to keep in contact with people in the local community who may be feeling isolated and welcome a friendly chat. Crewkerne Community Church are also running a small Food-bank, which can be used to “top up any items you might need.” To register for the Be A Good Neighbour scheme or for more information, please call 01460 77489.

Another community support service, which launched in July and is working in association with FareShareGo is the weekly food distribution at Bar 5 in Market Street. Crewkerne Community Kitchen, which will continue during the lockdown, offers free bags of food on Thursday mornings between 10.30 am and 12 noon. The community food distribution service was set up by Michael and Kate Fox, who collect food, that is surplus due to over production, labelling errors or short shelf life, from local supermarkets on Wednesday evenings. Michael Fox said: “It is important food is used, rather than thrown away. Come and get some free food on a Thursday morning and help to reduce Britain’s food waste mountain.”

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