The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary Club on 15th October was Gillian Cowburn who gave a presentation on her involvement with the ‘Kendal People’s Café’. She explained the objects and aims of the charity and how it all began about 18 months ago.
The café, which is based in ‘The Foyer', on Blackhall Road receives waste food from various sources in and around Kendal which is made into meals which are then served to customers . The customers then ‘Pay as they Can’ which may be nothing or they can give a donation they can afford.
The charity now receives food from many supermarkets, wholesalers and food outlets to which they are extremely grateful. The charity only provides meals for the needy but saves good food from being dumped into landfill - a win/win situation.