Droitwich's 'Moving Forward Community Fridge' now open four-days-a-week to ensure no-one goes hungry - The Droitwich Standard

Droitwich's 'Moving Forward Community Fridge' now open four-days-a-week to ensure no-one goes hungry

Droitwich Editorial 27th Dec, 2021 Updated: 29th Dec, 2021   0

THE MOVING Forward Community Fridge to ensure no-one on Droitwich’s Westlands estate goes hungry is now open four days-a-week.

The scheme, which was launched in October and is registered with Hubbub, operates from the Westlands Community Centre from 10am to 1.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

It is open to everyone and supplies quality fresh food, free of charge and a choice of food items.

The team of dedicated volunteers are DBS checked and trained in Food Hygiene and Covid Awareness.

A total of 280 Christmas presents were also given out to children, donated by Webbs garden centre.

Moving Forward, part of Droitwich CVS, operates as a community hub and advice and support to Westlands residents from the office in the Westlands Community Centre.

Assistance is available from 9am to 2pm Monday to Thursday and the building is a drop-in centre for the local PCSO, Platform Housing and Citizens advice.

Moving Forward is also working in conjunction with DWP, Act on Energy to offer heating bill help and Wychavon District Council.

In the new year, Moving Forward will be running free groups and courses, including a Coffee and Crafts Group, a playgroup, parent and child fitness classes and cooking on a budget.

Drama workshops for young people are also being introduced, along with digital skills courses and there is an apprenticeship event from 1pm to 4pm on January 26.

Moving Forward organises family activities during the school holidays with Magic Russ already booked for February half-term.

A Covid vaccination pop-up clinic will also take place from 10am to 5pm on January 5 – open to anyone for all of the jabs, whether first, second or booster.

Visit the Moving Forward on Westlands Facebook page for more information and updates.


Volunteers in the photo are Samantha Ellis, Nikki Murray and Tannis Watson



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