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High Sheriff to visit Hyde food project next month

A Hyde food project are delighted to be receiving an honorary visit from the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester at the beginning of next month.

Self-confessed foodie Kala Mandviwala channelled her passion into the community project using surplus produce to make nutritious meals for Tameside’s homeless and others in need.

On Tuesdays, Kala and her team of volunteers at Tameside Meals Project head for the kitchen at Hyde Town Hall, where they spend several hours preparing and packing between 160 and 200 meals ready for delivery. 

Some are taken out to the Greystones hostel and Pauline Town’s Station community hub in Ashton, while the rest go to those living with cancer, low income families and elderly residents supported by social workers. Referrals also come from Jigsaw Homes.

Having worked on similar projects in Manchester and Stockport during the pandemic, Kala was keen to do something similar in Tameside, her home area, and applied to the council for funding. 

With the offer of a kitchen and a member of the Healthy Hyde team helping every Tuesday - "they have been absolutely brilliant" - the Tameside meals project was good to go in August 2021.

One of the helpers, an ex-offender, told us that being involved with such a worthwhile venture had given him a new purpose in life.

 

 

 

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