Local businesses including Premier Pontlliw, Shepherds, the Market Café, Asda and Raduni donated food for a massive, free community meal held at St Catherine’s Church in Gorseinon on Thursday April 6.
The event, titled Food with Friends, was organized by local community leaders including representatives from the local council, Local Area Coordinator Ronan Ruddy, and members from local churches across Gorseinon
“The aim is to bring the whole community together for a meal, so that strangers become friends and community is made stronger,” said Rev Dr Adrian Morgan from St Catherine's Church. “I am really proud of all the amazing volunteers that help make this event such a success.”
Andrew Stevens added: “This is a free event purely because of the generous donations from local businesses. We are hugely grateful for their help.”
Residents enjoyed a chicken curry, cooked by the local Raduni Indian restaurant, with rice, followed by Victoria sponge and apple tart, cooked by Councillor Jan Curtice, with ice cream for dessert.
“Entertainment was provided by the wonderful Lynne Fisher and everyone seemed to really enjoy the afternoon,” said Kelly Roberts.
“This month every child had a large bowl of ice-cream thanks to the donation made by Sainsbury’s and left with an Easter egg, thanks to the generous donation made by Asda.
“The Market Café in Gorseinon have said that they were more than happy to donate all of the chicken for the meal, while Shepherds in Gorseinon said that they will always donate to any event that aims to bring the community together.”
If you want to get involved or come along to the next meal please contact Kelly Roberts on 07791832172 / firstname.lastname@example.org / @foodwithfriends2017 on Facebook; @foodwthfriends on Twitter.