BRIGHTSTORE AND CORNERSTONE TEAM UP TO FEED FOLK IN HOVE
The BrightStore team were out in force at the Cornerstone Community Centre in Hove on Saturday supporting a new food project which is helping people during the pandemic.
The Cornerstone Community Centre on Church Road, set up an emergency weekly food hub and food bank last month after receiving funding from Brighton and Hove City Council via the government’s Winter COVID Grant Scheme. Over 250 people from 90 households have visited since it opened its doors on February 6th.
BrightStore provided support to the team at Cornerstone during the set-up of the new scheme and were at the food hub this week to provide extra food and also chat to people about what our stores in Hove and Hollingdean offer.
It is hoped that many of them will also become members of BrightStore and get weekly access to quality fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, bread and other essential groceries when the temporary food hub closes.
Alli Ollerenshaw who coordinates the Cornerstone Food Hub said:
“We’ve been overwhelmed since we opened last month but have provided a really vital service for those in our local community who are struggling at the moment.
It was great to welcome BrightStore here on Saturday - we’ve worked really closely with them over the last few weeks. BrightStore is a great way for those people who have been visiting us to get a regular shop and be part of a long-term community food project in the future.”
To find out more about the Cornerstone Community Centre Food Hub visit www.cornerstonecommunitycentre.com
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