Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry

Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry

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12 months ago today something AMAZING happened! 🤩 From this small gesture, Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry was born, and given the year that we’ve experienced as a community since the timing really couldn’t have been better.

Today we go again, this evening over 100 Christmas Dinners will be delivered to those in need across our Borough.

No Questions. No Judgement. Nobody Should Be Hungry.

And, despite the challenging circumstances, we wish everybody receiving a meal and all of our customers, suppliers, supporters, team, friends, neighbours and entire community all the very best for Christmas and the New Year.

People of #sthelens and #newtonlewillows take a bow, we really really blessed with the most amazing community! 🥰 x
Well, that’s a wrap for our 2020 Sunday Lunch service, and what a year it’s been! At the final count we prepared, cooked and delivered just over six and a half thousand Roast Dinners this year! 😯 🤩

On behalf of all of the Deli Group Sunday team, a massive thank you to each and every one of you for your support and your orders, we really couldn’t have achieved all that we have this year without you. 😍

On Wednesday we will be delivering FREE Christmas Dinners to all those in need across St Helens Borough through our Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry initiative and then it’s time to hang up our roasting tins until 2021, with the first Sunday Lunch service returning on Sunday 10th January.

Newton Deli, Dentons Deli and Kopi Coffee remain open for normal service, but for those of you who we only see on Sunday’s we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for Christmas, and we look forward to sharing a happy, healthy, prosperous and above all safe New Year with you all. x
Following the success of last years campaign, which led us to launch Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry, we're delighted to announce that our FREE Christmas Dinners will once again be available to anybody in need across our borough this Christmas.

For many years we’ve not sent Christmas cards or gifts outside of our immediate family, instead giving a donation either of money or our time to charity, to help those in need.

Last year and this we’ve decided to try to do our bit in ensuring that nobody living locally has to go hungry. Whatever the reasons, and putting politics and judgement aside, far too many people - both adults and children - are going without the food they need to live, which is totally unacceptable when so many have far more than they need. We may not have a lot ourselves, but what little we have we’d like to share to hopefully make things a little easier for others.

So, The Deli Group working in partnership with our community organisation Nobody Should Be Hungry CIC are pleased to announce the launch of our “Nobody Should Be Hungry” Christmas campaign.

If you’re finding things a struggle, or you know somebody who is, we’d like to invite you to book a FREE Christmas Dinner, which will be freshly prepared and delivered on Wednesday 23rd December between 5pm and 8pm. All meals will be delivered hot and ready to eat, or can be safely kept and re-heated on Christmas Day.

Book online now at http://christmas.nobodyshouldbehungry.co.uk - we’re going to work with our suppliers to provide as many meals as we can, but places will be limited both by availability and the time it will take to prepare and deliver so many meals, therefore please book early to avoid disappointment.

Both adult and child sized portions are available, along with the option to collect from our Newton Deli shop or for the meals to be delivered to you at home.

No Questions, No Judgement. NOBODY should EVER be hungry.

Love from Viv, Marc and all of the Deli Group team. x x
Following the success of last years campaign, which led us to launch Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry, we're delighted to announce that our FREE Christmas Dinners will once again be available to anybody in need across our borough this Christmas.

For many years we’ve not sent Christmas cards or gifts outside of our immediate family, instead giving a donation either of money or our time to charity, to help those in need.

Last year and this we’ve decided to try to do our bit in ensuring that nobody living locally has to go hungry. Whatever the reasons, and putting politics and judgement aside, far too many people - both adults and children - are going without the food they need to live, which is totally unacceptable when so many have far more than they need. We may not have a lot ourselves, but what little we have we’d like to share to hopefully make things a little easier for others.

So, The Deli Group working in partnership with our community organisation Nobody Should Be Hungry CIC are pleased to announce the launch of our “Nobody Should Be Hungry” Christmas campaign.

If you’re finding things a struggle, or you know somebody who is, we’d like to invite you to book a FREE Christmas Dinner, which will be freshly prepared and delivered on Wednesday 23rd December between 5pm and 8pm. All meals will be delivered hot and ready to eat, or can be safely kept and re-heated on Christmas Day.

Book online now at http://christmas.nobodyshouldbehungry.co.uk - we’re going to work with our suppliers to provide as many meals as we can, but places will be limited both by availability and the time it will take to prepare and deliver so many meals, therefore please book early to avoid disappointment.

Both adult and child sized portions are available, along with the option to collect from our Newton Deli shop or for the meals to be delivered to you at home.

No Questions, No Judgement. NOBODY should EVER be hungry.

Love from Viv, Marc and all of the Deli Group team. x x
Absolutely delighted to be involved with these projects. Massive thanks to Kath and the team at @Victoria and Marc and the team at Newton Deli and Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry. Very proud, and watch out for our plans working together moving forwards!
A quick update based on the revised legislation and guidance received from our professional trade body, the British Sandwich Association.

As we are predominantly a shop, the new rules regarding compulsory wearing of face coverings in shops from 24th July WILL apply to us. The only exceptions will be for children under the age of 11, those who are exempt for medical reasons and those using our patio area to eat or drink.

Whilst the guidance is clear that face coverings are not mandated for shop workers, we will nevertheless encourage our team to wear a mask when interacting with customers or where members of the public are present, particularly due to the limited space in the shop to allow for adequate social distancing.

It’s not our place to enforce the rules, and it’s certainly none of our business why you may choose not to follow them, but we’d ask that you show us and our team the same courtesy we will be showing you - whatever your views on the effectiveness of these measures there can be little doubt that it’s unlikely to do any harm.

If you arrive at the shop and don’t have a mask with you, but feel able to wear one, please ask a member of the team who will be happy to help. We have a small stock of reusable masks - if you’ve given one please keep hold of it for when you visit other local businesses. - They’re machine washable, so can be used a number of times before needing replacing. We’re not asking for any payment, but if you’d like to make a donation to our Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry project it would be much appreciated.

Slightly different guidance applies to our Newton Deli branch due to the different facilities available, so please check the page for an update.

Thank you for helping us all to stay safe.
Could someone please pick up some food from me and take it to the community fridge ,??
We’re is your place located my Nan wants to come down 😊
COVID-19 Community Funding now available!

If you’re actively engaged in helping the local community of Newton-le-Willows deal with the consequences of COVID-19, you can apply for £500 - £1K of lottery funding.

For more information please visit the Wargrave Big Local page.
HELP NEEDED!

We are low on cereals, milk and fruit and veg at Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry.

Any type of milk is great as we can freeze it.

If any of you could pick an extra one up when shopping or donate it, that would be great.

Drop off at Newton Deli opposite the Victoria at any time when open.
HELPING VULNERABLE RELATIVES OR NEIGHBOURS;

If you’re helping an elderly or vulnerable relative or neighbour, and struggling to get supplies; then drop us or Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry an inbox message on here, or email [email protected]

We have supplies of food for those in need which you’re more than welcome to use. Just drop us a message.
HELPING VULNERABLE RELATIVES OR NEIGHBOURS;

If you’re helping an elderly or vulnerable relative or neighbour, and struggling to get supplies; then drop us or Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry an inbox message on here, or email [email protected]

We have supplies of food for those in need which you’re more than welcome to use. Just drop us a message.
HELPING VULNERABLE RELATIVES OR NEIGHBOURS;

If you’re helping an elderly or vulnerable relative or neighbour, and struggling to get supplies; then drop us or Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry an inbox message on here, or email [email protected]

We have supplies of food for those in need which you’re more than welcome to use. Just drop us a message.
HELPING VULNERABLE RELATIVES OR NEIGHBOURS;

If you’re helping an elderly or vulnerable relative or neighbour, and struggling to get supplies; then drop us or Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry an inbox message on here, or email [email protected]

We have supplies of food for those in need which you’re more than welcome to use. Just drop us a message.

Nobody Should Be Hungry CIC, a Community Interest Company incorporating Newton Community Fridge. Supported by The Deli Group.

Operating as usual

22/02/2022

It’s sad that we need to share this reminder. 😢

Our team at Newton Deli help out with the Community Fridge voluntarily, it’s not part of their job and they are not paid to do so.

The community fridge is only open during shop opening hours - this is for insurance reasons, due to the number of staff and volunteers on site, and is not negotiable. We shouldn’t need to remind the same people of this every day, and we will not tolerate abuse of our volunteers.

Unfortunately if our team cannot be treated with respect, the individuals responsible will not be welcome to return

Times are hard for everybody right now and we’re doing our best to support as many people in our community as we can, please do not spoil this for everybody.

Photos from Newton Community Centre's post 14/02/2022

Photos from Newton Community Centre's post

1m UK adults ‘go entire day without food’ in cost of living crisis 08/02/2022

1m UK adults ‘go entire day without food’ in cost of living crisis

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/feb/07/1m-uk-adults-go-entire-day-without-food-in-cost-of-living-crisis

One MILLION people going without food for an entire day, in the 5th richest economy in the world. Something has gone very, very wrong here. 😢

1m UK adults ‘go entire day without food’ in cost of living crisis Study finds one in 10 households report food insecurity while people with serious disabilities five times more at risk

08/02/2022

We had a lovely visit from some of the students at Wargrave House School & College this morning, who have very kindly volunteered to help redecorate our fridge - how amazing does it look?! 😍🤩

Looking forward to welcoming them back after the half term holiday too. 😁 Thanks WHS, you guys are amazing and your help really is appreciated! 🥰



No Questions. No Judgement. Nobody Should Be Hungry. ❤️

06/02/2022

These figures from The Trussell Trust in April 2020 made stark reading. We thought things could get no worse...how wrong we were. 😢

The reality now is horrifying, with foodbanks giving out over 5,100 essential food parcels each and every day, a figure which doesn't include informal support from community fridges or foodbanks outside of the network. 💔

This is right here, right now, and it's both harrowing and absolutely terrifying.

Even before the energy price rise bites, we've seen demand for our own serivce increase 5-fold in a few short weeks, and despite having over a tonne of food reserves at the start of the year thanks in no small part to the efforts of our friends at Thriftys Newton and our incredible community rallying around over the festive period, we've now been cleaned out completely - we have pasta, and some fresh meals donated today by Newton Deli, but that's all that's left. :(

We know it's a big ask, as we're all in the same boat right now and struggling more than we ever have before, but we really do need your help.

When you're doing your shopping, if you could spare even enough loose change to buy a tin, a packet or a jar that small act of kindness could be enough to help ensure a family right here in our own community doesn't have to to skip a meal.

Thank you.

No Questions. No Judgement. Nobody Should Be Hungry.

❤️

Recipes - St Helens Council 03/02/2022

Recipes - St Helens Council

It was great to speak to Teresa, the Community and Business Health Promotion Officer with St Helens Borough Council today, and we're very much looking forward to meeting with her next week to see how we can work constructively together to promote affordable healthy eating here in our borough. :)

Watch this space for the next stage of our community slow cooker project. 😁

We've linked below to a selection of recipe's Teresa has put together which are both low cost and nutritious, including examples of family meals which can be put together using a "typical" food bank parcel, and dishes which require limited cooking equipment.

https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/recipes

Recipes - St Helens Council Christmas can be an expensive time of the year. Reduce your concerns by buying an item or two each week. Keep an eye out for supermarket offers to make your money go further. Find some low-cost Christmas recipe and activity ideas below.

03/02/2022

Worst fears confirmed as the energy price cap is increased by 54%, piling almost £700 onto the average households energy bills. 😢

This is absolutely devastating for so many across our community, with the most vulnerable hardest hit and even those in secure employment now facing the unenviable choice between heating and eating.

We’re exploring what we can do to help, and will be talking to other groups and organisations across the community today to see how we can pool our resources and work together to help people overcome this.

Our door is open, if you think you can help and would like to work with us please get in touch. The impact of this on our community will be truly heartbreaking. 💔

We’re one of the wealthiest nations in the world, people in our community should not be facing energy poverty and food insecurity. 😢

02/02/2022

Did you know, using a slow cooker can be up to 5x cheaper than an oven?

With energy prices set to rocket when the price cap is announced tomorrow, and so many of us already struggling with the cost, crippling inflation and a drop in income, this can make all the difference to a family on a tight budget.

We’re pulling together some great value, nutritious slow cooker recipes which we’re going to share over the coming days, focussing where we can on dishes which can be put together using ingredients regularly available from the community fridge, and also those which can be batch/cooked and frozen, to help minimise any waste.

Not everybody has a slow cooker, of course, and that’s something we’re looking at how we can help with too - watch this space. 😉

31/01/2022

Pop in to Newton Community Centre to have a chat with Michelle from St Helens Wellbeing today between 11am and 3pm, and see what help may be available on a wellbeing prescription.

Photos from Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry's post 30/01/2022

Update - this dinner has now found a home. 😁

Yesterday Newton Deli ran a competition to win a MEGA SUNDAY LUNCH (to share) which was won by the lovely Lisa Morris.

Part of the prize was also a Mega Sunday Lunch (to share) for a family in need from our community.

If your’re worried about putting a meal on the table today, and can collect from Newton Deli on Wargrave Road just drop us a message over and it’s yours. We’re keeping it hot, so you don’t even need to reheat it. 😊

No Questions. No Judgement. Nobody Should Be Hungry.

❤️

29/01/2022

Just this.

One step at a time. We got each other’s backs. ❤️

Photos from Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry's post 29/01/2022

The card says thank you to us…but really it’s thank you to every single one of YOU who supports us and makes what we do possible.

No Questions. No Judgement. Nobody Should Be Hungry. ❤️

22/01/2022

Whatever your circumstances, things are getting tough for everybody.

We’ve pulled together a few resources which are available locally, which may help. Today we're focussing on , and we will follow this up with posts offering other support.

Remember, you’re not alone and there is help available. Please don’t suffer in silence, reach out if you need support. Our communities are wonderful, and they've got your back!

Newton Community Fridge - Nobody Should Be Hungry redistributes food surplus from local businesses, as well as donations from the local community. Unlike a conventional foodbank, no referral is needed and no qualifying criteria need to be met. Hunger doesn’t tick boxes or fill in forms, so the community fridge works on a simple “take what you need and leave what you can” basis. Based inside Newton Deli on Wargrave Road, the fridge, operated in partnership with the Hubbub Community Fridge Network, is accessible during deli opening hours.

StHelens Foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust foodbank network, facilitated by Hope Centre and operates from a number of locations across the borough - The Mount in Fingerpost, St Helens Christian Life Centre and St Helens Baptist Church in St Helens Town Centre, St John the Baptist's Church, Earlestown and Newton Community Centre in Newton-Le-Willows. Lots of local agencies can provide a referral to the Foodbank, giving you a voucher to access a food parcel which will provide at least 3 days worth of healthy and balanced meals for a family. You can call the Foodbank team on 01744 26414 or email [email protected] and they’ll be able to tell you about who can refer you in your circumstances.

St Mark's Food Pantry TANGO, based at St Mark's Church Haydock, Park St, Haydock works on the basis of a small weekly subscription of £4, which allows members to access food, including store cupboard essentials and fresh fruit and veg, often with a value of more than £20. Available on Thursdays between 8.50am and 11am, you can find out more by calling Claire Leathers on 01744 602 641, or email [email protected]

Friends of Meadowside Warrington offer a combination of the above services - free food through an informal Foodbank and also a low cost alternative to the supermarkets for many store cupboard, fresh and frozen lines. They additionally offer support with clothing for interviews, school uniforms and also advice in accessing welfare and associated services. Located at 2 Festival Way in Warrington, you can reach them by phone on 07387741988 or by email to [email protected]

Parr Sports Free Food Bank is based at the Parr Sports & Community Centre on Derbyshire Hill Road, and is available on Tuesday’s between 10am and 3pm, funded by the Steve Morgan Foundation Foundation and The National Lottery, the scheme offers food parcels and a school uniform bank. You can contact them by email to [email protected] or by calling 01744 753627

No Questions. No Judgement. Nobody Should Be Hungry.

22/01/2022

How’s this for an eye-opener…this map shows the locations of foodbanks in the UK. 😢

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m bloody glad they’re there, because the alternative is that literally millions of families would be going without food…but let’s ask ourselves, as one of the wealthiest nations on the planet, how can it be that so many people find themselves in food poverty?

How can it be right that whilst some people have more money than they could possibly spend in a thousand years, others cannot afford to feed their children?

4.7 million adults and 2.5 million children have experienced food insecurity in the past year, that’s over 7 million people not knowing where their next meal is coming from, being unable to buy the food they need, skipping meals.

Something, somewhere is very broken. 😢

21/01/2022

We’ve received a very generous donation of various children’s pain relief products.

Due to the nature of the product, these have been kept behind the Newton Deli counter rather than being added to the community fridge. If you’d like a bottle, please ask a member of the team.

Paracetamol and Ibuprofen based medicines available for various ages.

Ibuprofen 3m to 12y x 2
Paracetamol 2m to 6y
Ibuprofen 3m to 9y
Paracetamol 6y+

21/01/2022
24/12/2021

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23/12/2021

We’ve been absolutely blessed with an incredible amount of food donations, and we’d absolutely hate to think that good food may go to waste whilst peopl in our very own community could be going hungry.

Newton Deli is closed tomorrow, but the community fridge will be open from 7.30am until 9.30am, so if you do need anything to tide you over until we reopen on Monday, please pop in and help yourself.

We’ve plenty of fresh veg, masses of store cupboard essentials and even a few last minute treats.

No Questions. No Judgement. Nobody Should Be Hungry. x

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