Church, school and community have launched an exciting partnership in Coney Hill to make sure that everyone has access to food during the coronavirus emergency.
Volunteers from St Oswald’s Church and the local community, Coney Hill Community Primary School and Gloucester City Council have launched a food hub.
The Church Hall is being used as a distribution centre so that food parcels can be delivered to local residents and families who are particularly in need at this time.
Each Thursday, a Fairshare Free Market is held in the church car park, where local people can pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, bread and other groceries at no charge.
The Revd James Faragher, vicar at St Oswald’s, said, “Coney Hill is a wonderfully generous community, and although there is a lot of need at present, we have been blown away by the kindness of local volunteers and charitable organisations who have enabled this project to happen.
“This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time, and it is especially vital right now as people on our estate struggle financially. We’ve been really blessed with donations of food, fridges, freezers and finance from various sources, things we would have struggled to get hold of in the past.”
The Feeding the 5,000 Project provides ready-made meals for anyone who needs them to compliment these basic food packages. Please do follow the link for more information.