Local charities join forces to help keep families warm through winter

Local charities join forces to help keep families warm through winter

6 December 2023

Local families can access a hot, home-cooked meal and creative activities for free at ‘WarmSpace’ every Thursday evening at the Free Church in Kesteven Road, Stamford.

Organised by MindSpace Stamford with collaboration from other local charities George’s Food Hub and Art Pop Up, the project is supported by local schools and designed to provide a little respite for families struggling with food and energy bills.

George’s Food Hub was set up in 2022 with the purpose of ‘saving food surplus and serving the community’ and they provide the free, home-cooked hot meal for all attendees of WarmSpace every Thursday evening. Also on offer are hot and cold drinks and a good selection of snacks too. Claire Griffin of St Augustine’s School said: ‘This is a wonderful scheme for families at this time of year with the current economic situation for many being so much harder to cope with.’

Completely cost-free to families, WarmSpace is hosted by MindSpace volunteers who can offer support and a listening ear if needed, while Art Pop Up provide creative activities for both kids and adults. Sam Roddan of Art Pop Up says: ‘We are so happy to be part of this great community project providing a free evening meal and a creative corner. People can do whatever they choose – have a chat, bring a book, do their homework or just come and hang out in a warm, friendly space.’

WarmSpace takes place between 4.30 – 6.30pm at the Free Church on Kesteven Road in Stamford. Book in for Family Winter WarmSpace by clicking on the link here (booking is appreciated so that George’s Food Hub know how many to cater for).

Pictured are: WarmSpace volunteers Phil Matthews of George’s Food Hub; Tracey Jones, Sophie Driver and Stacey Hare of MindSpace Stamford.