Tuesday, 21 June 2011

FareShare Blog: Mustard Tree’s Friends and Neighbours BBQ

Hooray!! After a tentative few hours of drizzle and cloud the sun shone through over the little yard in Ancoats where Mustard Tree’s BBQ was in full swing - celebrating the charity’s friends and neighbours. 
I caught up with the Communications Officer Lydia Chan for a chat.

As Lydia explains,
“being involved with FareShare really helps us. The cost of food is so high, if we had to get all the food ourselves we simply couldn’t- there wouldn’t be a barbeque!”

BBQ in full sing - complete with steel drums.

And it’s not just the quantity but the quality that plays such as role, “the meat is such good quality, I wish you had more!” FareShare deliver once a week to Mustard Tree with, “a great variety of stuff like the fruit juice, cereal, meat; lots of different foods.”

Watching the event it was great to see so many people enjoying the food and the company of those around them. But is there room for improvement?
“More things like milk would mean that along with the cereals we get from FareShare we could have a breakfast club for our clients. But it just costs too much for us to do it on our own.”

Despite the limitations, here’s hoping for more fantastic community events and barbecues and FareShare's continued involvement with such as great Manchester charity!!
Ed
EMERGE Recycling

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