Two people meet at a coffee shop. Without too many words being said a couple of bags are passed between them. These two people have never met before and may never meet again.
It reads like something out of a spy novel, doesn’t it? Except that it happens many times a day in our town and yes there is a story behind it.
We’ve come a long way since that was written for a prestigious award from the Congregational Federation but today it is more relevant that we eer imagined it would be.
In 2012 when we first started we had two clients giving them six meals that first month and felt pleased that we had made a difference to our town, now roll forward five years and in June this year and we helped 107 giving them 963 meals, and please remember tht all the food we hand out is donated by member s of the public who want to help us make a difference.
We have donation collection points in the Coop Foodstore near the tills, Sainsbury’s near to the customer service, Waitrose near the tills and the Nationwide Building Society in the High Street. Most of the churches in town also have bins.
So remember that those two people who met in the coffee shop still meet but most of the food delivery’s taken out by our front line volunteers, is taken to the agency that referred the client.
So would you like to be that volunteer that meets these clients and believes that they can make a difference, come along and listen to a talk at the Congregational Church in August, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to get further details and to book yourself a place.