AN APPEAL has been launched by Cheylesmore Food Hub for donations to help residents through the festive season.
A collection will take place at the Cheylesmore Social Club between 11am and 2pm on Saturday, December 19.
Packages put together will help those living in Cheylesmore, Whitley, Stonehouse Estate and Earlsdon.
The hub, set up to support people long-term, was given registered charity status in October.
At the beginning of November it launched its ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’ with 24 suggested items to be donated.
The drive has already been supported by local nurseries, schools, churches, businesses and the Scouts
A hub spokesperson urged people to bring their completed Advent Calendar boxes on Saturday so they would be ready to deliver to members on Wednesday, December 23.
“General ambient food donations are also welcome.”
The hub currently has around 50 families – some 150 people – as members.
The ‘Social Supermarket’ or ‘Grub Hub’ is different to a foodbank as members pay a £4 weekly for around £20 worth of food in return.
Cheylesmore Food Hub Household Membership Application
This service is for residents of Cheylesmore (including Whitley and Stonehouse Estate) and Earlsdon wards only
If you are not sure whether you qualify, or live outside of Cheylesmore or Earlsdon please contact Coventry City Council’s Emergency Food Networks hub on 08085 834 333
The Food Hub is a membership club where you pay £4 each week but you will receive approx £20 of food to help feed your family. Food is delivered to your doorstep on a Saturday morning by volunteers.
You will receive a bag of the following:
– 3 tins of beans, soup, tomatoes, veg or fruit
– 1 tin of tuna or meat
– 1 litre of long life milk
– a packet of cereal or cereal bars
– pasta, rice, mash or noodles
– sauces and condiments when available
– tea, coffee or squash
Plus – a fresh bag of fruit / veg / short-dated chilled items which need to be used quickly.