Food has always been an important part of what QCCA does.
It started its first food-bank on March 23 2020 when lockdown began. It came in response to members who were worried about shopping.
Lockdowns have finished but with the rising cost of living, the need is greater than ever. Currently run entirely by volunteers, the food-bank is able to support 60 households, with a waiting list. Food is donated by the Felix Project and City Harvest, supplemented by individual donations.
The food-bank is not the only way QCCA fights food poverty. Our youth service fundraises for food whenever it can, especially during school holidays when children on free school meals don't get a hot lunch. Our older people's service also provides a lunch at least once a week and a social lunch with entertainment once a month. As well as ensuring that members don't go hungry, they are a good way of beating isolation and loneliness.
What's on in April 2022
Tuesdays: 12pm - 2pm Light lunch (55+)
Thursdays: 12pm - 3pm Food-bank
Last Wednesday of each month: social lunch with entertainment (55+). See 'What's On' for details.