Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and local organisations, The Grub Club served 641 meals across 11 days of the summer holidays to families in need in the borough.
To recognise the volunteers’ fantastic efforts, a celebration evening was held for them at Wokingham Town Hall on Monday 16 September.
The Grub Club was a joint project with Wokingham Borough Council’s community engagement team, Community First, Churches Together, and Wokingham United Charities. It ran twice a week, during the summer holidays, providing meals for 134 families.
Morrison’s and the Fare Share project donated the ingredients for the meals - some 800kg of food. For dessert, Hall Hunters Farm donated fresh strawberries and raspberries. Their generosity meant the families attending were able to also take home food bags for the remainder of the week.
“The Grub Club was a great idea from the community and I’m pleased that it has been able to support so many people,” said Cllr Parry Batth, executive member for environment and leisure.
“It wouldn’t have been possible without the 75 volunteers who gave up more than 650 hours of their time over the summer holidays. They helped to cook meals, set tables, wash up and run craft activities to help provide a fun, inclusive atmosphere to some of our more vulnerable families in Wokingham.”