Safety First Community Training Centre provides a community shop initiative, food parcels and hot meals to over 200 individuals each week.
Many people attending the centre don’t have access to ovens, only having a microwave in which they can heat up food. The team at Safety First provide educational classes, showing basic kitchen how-to’s.
One individual, who lives in supported accommodation due to mental health issues, didn’t know how to cook before coming to Safety First. He was then shown by the team how to cook nutritious meals, taught simple recipes and had access to free fruit & vegetables. Delicious scrambled egg in the microwave, plus vegetable curries and rice pudding in the slow cooker were among the meals!
A spokesperson at Safety First says the surplus they receive changes lives:
“We work with individuals on employment skills, energy support, cookery skills and confidence building. With energy costs rising, we have seen more unemployed individuals attending. Being able to offer the food we receive from FareShare Yorkshire just makes such a positive difference to people’s lives. Sometimes when we provide them with a hot meal at lunch times, it’s the only hot meal they receive that day.”