Friday 24th June in the cafe…

It was a busy day in the cafe today with lots of food being intercepted, lots of food being cooked and a good number of customers.

The food mainly came from students who are leaving Leeds at the end of their academic term. Fridges and freezers in student houses can easily be left full of food as students head home. Then, the food ends up being thrown away. We are really pleased that the university and some landlords are working with us to help prevent this happening.

Our kitchen team did a fabulous job, not only cooking a great menu for today, but also preparing some cakes for the Horsforth Walk Of Art next weekend (2nd and 3rd of July).

Here’s what our 48 customers ate in the cafe or took home for later:

  • 17 portions of curried vegetable soup
  • 16 portions of vegetable quiche
  • 9 portions of vegetable enchiladas
  • 9 portions of bean stew
  • 12 portions of cheesy vegetable bake
  • 8 portions of scone bread and butter pudding
  • 10 portions of fresh fruit and yoghurt
  • 2 portions of fruit salad
  • 7 portions of rhubarb tart
  • 1 portion of blackcurrant pie

£64.92 was given in monetary donations and various people helped out in the kitchen and the garden.

The volunteers in the garden got rid of lots of weeds, removed rubbish and generally tidied up the area. It looks so much better!

Better Leeds Communitees had a meeting in the cafe this morning with a few representatives from the church. We hope that we will be able to work together more in the future.

Adam (founder of TRJFP) and Sharon from TRJFP Charitable Foundation came and ate with us this afternoon. It was a good time to catch up and hear about the new developments in TRJFP international network.

A big thank you to everyone who supported the cafe today in whatever way! You helped us to #feed bellies not bins!

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