On Tuesday 6 August the Good Grub Club, our initiative combatting holiday hunger, received a grant from the Asda Foundation.
The foundation’s grant aims to support families living on low incomes, striving to bring the local community together so that they don’t have to worry or struggle with food during the summer holidays. On Tuesday the foundation presented the Good Grub Club with a cheque for £700 at a fun and informal event at Colne Avenue Baptist Church in Southampton Community Development Assistant Gift Ngubane, said:
“When the Good Grub Club was in its infancy stage, Asda were one of our first partners. So, for them to still be supporting us two years on is wonderful.
“We are tremendously grateful for the funding they have awarded us, and it will go a long way in sustaining and nourishing the club.”
The Good Grub Club reduces social isolation, supports local families that depend on free school meals, and provides healthy food for young people and parents. With this generous funding, which follows recent donations of £1000 from Tesco’s Carriers for Causes scheme and £650 from Wave 105’s Cash for Kids, the club can continue to support families who are most in need.
“The Good Grub Club enables us to get to know the people that live in our community, which is really important. I’ve been involved in food banks for 20 years and we know that there’s a need around the holidays and that people in the community aren’t necessarily eating the healthiest food, so anything that helps us to build bridges with those in our community, and promotes healthy eating, is really great.” – Chris Davies, Colne Avenue Baptist Church
Find out more about the Good Grub Club here.