Call to support pay-as-you-like cafe Second Helpings

Staff at UK Printwear who are supporting the Second Helpings pay-as-you-like cafe in Stamford. From left, Megan Goode, Ethan Stanhope and Sian Roberts. EMN-150921-102147001
Staff at UK Printwear who are supporting the Second Helpings pay-as-you-like cafe in Stamford. From left, Megan Goode, Ethan Stanhope and Sian Roberts. EMN-150921-102147001

Businesses are stepping forward to support a cafe that makes use of food that would otherwise go to waste, but more help is needed.

Second Helpings will launch at Trinity Methodist Church on Saturday, October 3.

The cafe will make use of food that would otherwise go to landfill. It will run on a pay-as-you-feel basis, so customers can pay what they think their meal is worth.

Preparations are going well, and businesses have offered to support the cafe in a range of different ways. But the group of volunteers behind the idea say more help is needed.

One of those, George Hetherington, said: “Time is fast approaching for the opening of the new pay-as-you-feel cafe on October 3 and help is needed from local businesses to get the project off the ground.

“Food that may be going to waste but is still edible is the top priority. Cafes, restaurants, pubs, food shops, households, market stall holders and supermarkets all could help.”

Already on board with offers of food are Stamford Arts Centre cafe, the Fine Food Store and Riverford organic farm.

George added: “Various items of equipment are also needed and companies are invited follow the lead set by UK Printwear, of Empingham, who have designed our logo and sponsored T-shirts, aprons and high-vis jackets.

“Still needed for example are a large freezer, two large fridges and scales to weigh food.”

To help call George on 07891 437914 or e-mail georgehetherington2@gmail.com.