Grub Club Launched In Wokingham
Today volunteers at the Grub Club have been busy cooking up a storm in the kitchen as it opens its door to local Wokingham residents for the first time. The club, which is hosted at Norreys Church, will run twice a week during the summer holidays. It ensures that local families and children are able to access a hot meal and free activities. The scheme will welcome children from the Norreys area and beyond on a referral basis.
The project is a joint partnership between Our Community First (the new community association for the Norreys Ward), Churches Together in Wokingham, Wokingham United Charities and the Wokingham Borough Council Community Engagement Team.
Having gathered over 50 volunteers from all over Wokingham, the Grub Club is able to provide meals and activities for 100 people in each session to help low income families deal with the increased food costs during the summer holidays. They are also providing activities such as arts and crafts and drama for families to take part in during each session.
“It’s wonderful to see residents within the borough come together to support children and families during the summer holidays,” said Cllr Parry Batth, executive member for environment and leisure.
“We know all too well that this time of year can be a challenge for a lot of families and I’m proud that our residents are being proactive in offering their time and energy to provide food and fun activities for people who would value a little help. I’m equally proud that our Council services are able to offer their support to this as well.”