Preparing 100 Sunday dinners for our community
Preparing 100 Sunday dinners for our community

Let’s feed Stoke

Last Sunday a fantastic new community food service providing meals to some of the most vulnerable people in our city was set up. The idea to provide the dinners came from Jim Bradbury, the chair of the Labour Party in Stoke-on-Trent Central. We caught up with Jim to ask him about the event and the plans for the future.

Jim said, “It went well for our first effort. We managed to deliver over 100 roast beef dinners to vulnerable people. We delivered 50 meals to the Macari Centre in Hanley, who look after homeless people. The other meals were delivered to the doors of individuals who live in our local community​”.

​”There are so many people who played their part in this event, including Shaun Pender, the Labour Councillor for Hartshill and Basford. Special thanks has to go to Steve Day, my local butcher in Oakhill, who sold me the beef at cost price and from whom I’ve never had a bad piece of meat. Our chef for weekend, Dan, cooked up everything perfectly, and gave up his precious family time for us”.

Jim went on to praise his trade union and workplace colleagues. “I want to thank my union Unite and my colleagues at DHL and Nisa in Stoke. They made the generous donations that made this event possible”.

There was one more important lesson from Jim, who said, “This just goes to show that our activism can be fun”​.

We’re proud of everyone involved, showing the impact we can make when the Labour Party gets stuck into helping our communities. We’ll leave the last word to Jim who, quite rightly, said:

“There really shouldn’t be a need to do this. But whilst there is, you can bet your bottom dollar that we will be doing our best to make a difference”​.

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