Groundwork Yorkshire and Kingston Upon Hull Council have secured £37,344.00 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to provide a package of winter support to residents of Hull struggling with the current cost of living crisis. Winter support will enable Groundwork to establish a Community Fridge at Springhead Park Clubhouse, Hull. A Community Fridge is a space that brings people together to eat, connect and learn new skills.
The Fridge will work with local businesses to source fresh foods that might otherwise go to waste and make them available to residents of Hull who are struggling to cope with the current economic crisis. From working families to older people on fixed incomes, the fridge will be available to access for any residents living in Hull. We will be looking for volunteers who can help manage the day to day running of the fridge and possible drivers with own transport to assist with food collections as necessary particularly on an evening.
Springhead Park Clubhouse is an ideal location for a Community Fridge. In 2014 Groundwork took over Springhead Park Golf club and began its transformation into a hub for the whole-community. The community-café there serves home-cooked affordable food; whilst during the pandemic it provided a free-delivery-service for older people/vulnerable/shielding.
As a further support Groundwork will establish a Tea time club to support families living in Hull who may be struggling with the economic crisis. The Tea time club will provide an affordable meal for adult members of the family and free meal for children.
Karen Tozer, Programme Manager at Groundwork said, “Groundwork work closely with local resident and we are seeing first-hand the impact the cost of living crisis is having people across Hull. This project will enable us to help those who are struggling with the choice between heating and eating. The project will help people struggling in cold homes through our Green Doctor service, The Community Fridge will enable those with little or no money left for food access free or affordable fresh foods, and our tea time free meals for children will enable struggling Hull families to still enjoy an affordable tea time meal out.”
In addition, support will be provided to help assist with energy debt advice, including emergency top-ups to those in crisis and the installation of energy efficiency measures in cold homes through Groundwork’s Green Doctor Service. This expert free advice has already helped over 7,000 households in Yorkshire last year.
The Community Fridge is Open 7am till late, 7 days a week. The Tea Time Club will be open 2pm -5 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
How to get involved If you would like to volunteer time to support the Community Fridge or are a local business that could help with the donation of fresh or frozen foods please email email@example.com
Contact Sandra Johnson
Or call Springhead Park Golf Club on 01482 363780