Warndon community hub delivers food to families in need during pandemic
A community hub situated on the periphery of Worcester City have expanded their pantry to provide food to residents in the local area during the coronavirus lockdown.
Leaders at Oasis Academy Warndon Hub along with a team of staff and volunteers in Edgeworth Close, are supporting to collect and distribute food parcels three nights a week, along with delivering 40 prepared meals a week to families in need.
The initiative was recently boosted by the local councillor who used remaining funds to support the project.
Ceri Stalker, Gorse Hill & Warndon Councillor, said; “I’m delighted to have been able to use money from my divisional fund to support this project and I hope the food which is delivered will be useful to residents in our local community, some of whom are really needing support at this difficult time.”
“The team at the Oasis Hub Warndon lead many community initiatives with groups within the area and I look forward to continuing to work with them both during the current crisis and beyond.”
Fay Osbourne, Hub Leader at Oasis Academy Warndon, added; “Both the meals and the community pantry reach some of the most vulnerable in our community, it’s great to be able to provide this to give everybody a little boost.”
“The wider community have really got involved, sending donations our way that we have then been able to pass on to families. With the latest situation we have found that our pantry is proving to be needed more than before.”
“We were really grateful when Councillor Stalker got in touch with us to say that she could help support our food projects with a donation from the local Divisional Fund.”
The hub is hoping to be able to continue to offer the community pantry and hot meals for as long as possible.