08 Jul Shrewsbury Food Hub receives The Queens Award for Voluntary Service
HM Lord-Lieutenant, Anna Turner today presented The Queens Award for Voluntary Service to the volunteers at the Shrewsbury Food Hub.
The Shrewsbury Food Hub stops food waste and tackles food poverty by sharing good leftover food from supermarkets with community groups. It was formed in April 2016. The group has had to adapt significantly during Covid-19, but has risen magnificently to the challenge. The Hub operates seven days a week. The amount of food that the Hub collects has increased six-fold since 2016, delivering enough food for 195,000 meals last year. Katy Anderson manager and co-founder of the Food Hub said “We are honored to have been awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary Service on behalf of our volunteers, who work tirelessly to stop food waste and support our community. Our 116 volunteers are the heart of our organisation. They rescue good food left over at supermarkets and manufacturers to stop it ending up in the bin and they get it safely to community groups and foodshare tables 7 days a week”.
The Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Anna Turner said, “I am delighted that Shrewsbury Food Hub have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service this year. This prestigious award is richly deserved and makes a real difference to so many people in Shrewsbury and the surrounding area and combats food waste at the same time”.