Food recycling project

Sisters Gillian and Jacqueline set up the group six years ago to provide a food recycling project for Hadfield and the surrounding area.

When coronavirus hit the number of people using their service drastically increased and they became involved in a food collection and delivery service.

Operating from Carmel Church in Hadfield they’re sending out on average 78 food parcels each week packed full of tasty, nutritious food that comes from supermarkets and food reuse charities.

Gillian Cox, Chair of HCTG said:

“We take perfectly good food that would otherwise have gone to waste and help local people stay fed, healthy and well.

“The community spirit here in Hadfield is fantastic and everyone is pulling together to ensure that everyone feels included, safe and happy.”

People can pre-book a parcel collection time to ensure social distancing is adhered to.

There’s no charge and no eligibility criteria and people can book a parcel by calling Gillian on tel: 07549 307720.

Hadfield Coming Together also carry out other community projects including arts and crafts for families and a community garden.

In addition, in conjunction with Carmel Church, they offer free packed lunches during half terms, over 60s meals, a takeaway community breakfast on the second Saturday of every month and a takeaway community meal on the last Tuesday of the month.

The sisters, along with an army of willing volunteers are tireless in their determination to feed the local community.

The project also provides training and work experience for around 15 volunteers and have helped others back into full time work.