Second Helpings get grant aid
A Stamford community cafe that intercepts food that would otherwise go to waste, has won a grant of over £3,000.
George Hetherington, Second Helping’s founder, said: “It was absolutely wonderful to hear we’d received the grant.
“I went for it ages ago and forget all about it and then I got a notice saying we had been awarded £3,300.
“We had to put a project to them and we are going to put the community fridge at Barn Hill Methodist Church.
“The fridge will be available for anybody to take any food that they need.”
It will allow the charity to receive more fresh food as households will be able to use the fridge to donate any unwanted fresh produce.
George added that they will be looking for volunteers to look after the fridge and they will be getting students from New College to produce street art to go on the side of the fridge, describing what Second Helpings is all about.
He said that since the community cafe opened in October 2015, 34,000 kilograms of wasted food has been intercepted and 10,500 people have been fed.
David Marlow, chief executive of The Nottingham Building Society, said: “Grants For Good is part of the society’s Doing Good Together programme, which since it
was launched in 2010 has donated over £950,000 to good causes.”