We provide boxes of fresh produce (as opposed to just non-perishable items) to 400 individuals every week in St Albans and neighbouring villages.
Families receive a box every week for as long as they need. No vouchers are required and people can self-refer. These boxes are home delivered to reach the most vulnerable in our community, so that lack of transportation or health limitations are not an obstacle to receiving the boxes.
Our community fridge and bread rescued from local supermarkets is open to ALL every Monday to Thursday mornings at 9.30am-11am and Sunday to Wednesday evenings at 9.30pm-10.30pm at Unit 9, The Enterprise Centre, Long Spring, St Albans AL3 6EN.
Our community pantry and lunch takes place every Monday 12-2pm at the Cottonmill Community & Cycling Centre offering surplus food to take home plus free hot food, free haircuts, benefits advice, IT tuition and more. No referral or booking needed.
We also offer free breakfast sessions on Wednesdays during school holidays.
We offer culturally competent food items to ethnically diverse communities as we understand the food aid needs are not an one size fits all.
Our volunteers speak a diverse range of languages including Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish and Polish.
We also offer Female Fitness Classes (affordable, accessible, inclusive) every Wednesday 7-8pm at the Cottonmill Community & Cycling Centre
We collaborate with a wide range of community groups such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, local residents’ associations, local schools, family centres, health visitors, and Herts Help. We also work with the Hygiene Bank to supply toiletries and provide help to St Albans Action Against Homelessness, Women’s Refuge, Open Door, Centre 33 and Herts For Refugees
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