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CST: Helping out at the affordable food hub

Community team to help out twice a week

20 November 2020

The Carlisle United Community Sports Trust gang are demonstrating once again that the club isn’t just about football as they begin a programme of helping out at one of the Carlisle Community Help affordable food hubs.

Carlisle Community Help has set up a network of hubs across the city to address the needs of affordable food in Carlisle.

People can choose from a list of items from their stocks but only pay a low set price each week.

Availability will differ depending on donations or the ability to purchase stock, and people who use the hub will have their shop topped up with donated surplus food.

Carlisle Community Help have built up relationships with local producers, who will be able to supply reduced priced locally made food to offer for sale.

The policy states that it is vital for both the local economy and our climate to keep food as local as possible.

CST manager John Halpin said: “So many people are struggling in so many different ways at the moment, and we’ve identified this as another way we can do our bit for our local community.

“We’ll be volunteering at the affordable food hub on Mondays and Wednesdays for the foreseeable future.

“I would urge anyone who feels they may need this service to look at the website [link below].

"All of the details are on there and, like I say, it’s just fantastic that we’re able to do something like this during what is a really strange and tough period for everyone.”

For more information on affordable food hubs in our area, click HERE.

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