Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette
Last week we chatted to Lisa Whymark and Cheryl Benson about a fantastic local initiative, Daily Bread.
The idea for the Daily Bread came in 2018 from a group of mums in Hutton sitting around a kitchen table. They felt that food was being thrown away by supermarkets because it had reached the sell-by date and that this food could be offered to people in need.
Fast forward four years and now over 200 volunteers are involved. There is a food hub at St. Peter’s in Hutton, offering bags of food to anyone with no questions asked.
A second hub was opened last year in Sawyers Church – this transferred to St. George’s in Ongar Road earlier this year.
There is also a café at St. Peter’s open Tuesday to Friday. In this safe space other activities such as crafts have developed, together with visitors offering advice on various matters including jobs.
Lisa and Cheryl visited Patrick Sherring’s show to tell us about the initiative and it’s definitely something which is achieving some great successes locally; we wish them all the best with it.
You can hear the interview again at phoenixfm.com and visit the Daily Bread website at huttonparish.com/dailybread.