Over the summer holidays, residents came together to provide free, healthy, lunches to families in Grangetown.
Grace Church Cardiff, in partnership with Grangetown Community Action and Grange Pavilion, served nearly 400 lunches to families in the area through the Make Lunch Grangetown initiative. Based outside the new Grange Pavilion community centre, volunteers engaged with families in need, providing nutritious packed lunches and friendly chat.
Prior to the pandemic, Grace Church planned to run lunch clubs through the holidays, however circumstances meant this was not possible. On realising the potential impact coronavirus had on finances in households across Grangetown, they worked with Grangetown Community Action to secure funding to provide take-away packed lunches instead, free of charge.
Lizzie Swaffield, from Grace Church Cardiff, said:
“It’s been pleasure to be able to serve the community through Make Lunch Grangetown over the summer holidays. A fantastic team of volunteers have done a great job of preparing and distributing lunches to support local families.
Working together with Grangetown Community Action and Grange Pavilion this initiative has really helped to support families struggling with food costs at a difficult and uncertain time for many people.”
Chair of Grangetown Community Action, Cllr Ash Lister, added:
“Although there is support to prevent families from entering into food poverty, sadly they are not always accessed by those who need them most.
Its been a pleasure to work with volunteers from Grace Church to ensure that those in need receive the support they need, and I look forward to developing the scheme for future holidays.”