Overwhelming support for our Bags of Care Project
Pembrokeshire FRAME partnered with The Green Shed Café in May 2019 to prepare and deliver more than 5,500 hot meals to vulnerable individuals in Pembrokeshire with its Bags of Care project. In addition, FRAME’s Haverfordwest Community Fridge team provided bags of surplus food to those in need of support during this difficult time, which helped us to continue reducing waste during the pandemic.
Jenny Sims, Managing Director of Pembrokeshire FRAME had been concerned that the vulnerable individuals FRAME had previously supported prior to Covid 19 were isolated and in need during the pandemic. Thanks to £81,932 in funding from The WCVA Voluntary Emergency Fund, The National Lottery Fund and The Moondance Foundation, The Green Shed Café team worked their magic and provided mouth-watering meals with such favourites as sausage and mash, ham and parsley sauce, curry and bread and butter pudding, mmm!
Although the food was a major attraction of the project, helping to provide nutrition and resilience to the beneficiaries, it is also significant that this project helped to reduce loneliness and isolation. For many the visit from the Green Shed Café team was the only form of contact that they received throughout the lockdown periods.
The response and feedback from the beneficiaries regarding the project has been overwhelming and the project which ran until October 2020 has been so successful that FRAME are now seeking more funds to continue and develop the project. Updates will be available on this website and on Facebook regarding our Bags of Care Plus project which we really hope will be coming soon.
In the meantime, our Haverfordwest Community Fridge Bags of Care project is still open. Visitors are welcome to collect a bag from our Community Fridge window at the Merlin’s Bridge site.