Leek Community Cupboard / Survive Together Leek – Staffordshire County Council Labour and Co-operative Group
Posted on 6th October, 2020
The introduction of food bags and the creation of a new community hub to meet the needs of low-income families.
Covid-19 affected many vulnerable and shielding residents on the Haregate Estate, one of the most deprived areas of Leek. The Community Cupboard which grew out of an earlier initiative by Staffordshire County Council to provide cheap bags of fresh fruit and vegetables expanded massively from the Haregate Community Centre. But there was also the wider community need for support for those who were shielding. Out of that need, Survive Together Leek emerged as an entirely volunteer-run project.