We are delighted to announce that the Albert Gubay Foundation will be supporting our strategy for growth over the coming year. The Trustees of the Foundation will be supporting multiple strands of work that will enable us to react strongly to the ongoing crisis.
Firstly, a large additional walk in freezer will be installed at our Yorkshire Storage Hub (YSH) to enable us to double the amount of frozen surplus we provide to charities and community groups.
Secondly, a high-quality training kitchen will be installed in our Leeds Sub-Regional Centre (SRC) so we can equip frontline community cooks across North and West Yorkshire with the skills they need to use surplus ingredients in the best possible way. This will include classes for sauce creation, menu design, knife skills and ingredients prep, as well as Ministry of Food classes for individuals in need who want to become food resilient.
And thirdly our award-winning employability provision will restart after an 18 month gap, enabling cohorts of 8 people who lack skills, experience and confidence to become work ready by using our SRC as a stepping stone.
Jonathan Williams, Head of Development said “We are thrilled that the Albert Gubay Foundation is supporting us because without their help we would face a much slower recovery period at a time when the 400 organisations we serve need us to step up further. The funding provided will massively accelerate our growth on a number of fronts, enabling us to pursue our mission on a strong footing.”