The SWALLOW Café Team at the Hive Community Centre in Peasedown make up to thirty individual meals each week for residents who find it hard to cook for themselves. Funded by a generous grant, the original idea was that the meals would be placed in the community fridge for people to help themselves, but they have been so popular that they are usually gone before they are cool enough to go into the fridge!
SWALLOW Charity supports teenagers and adults with learning disabilities in our local area, the café provides work experience and training for SWALLOW members. The café at the Hive is really popular with local residents who enjoy its reasonably priced, home-cooked food. Angela, who leads the SWALLOW team, says “the members love being part of the café team and making a difference to the village”.
The current financial situation has seen less money available to support people with learning disabilities in the community and SWALLOW, like many other charities, depends heavily on voluntary giving from its local community to maintain the amazing support it offers to its members. Making the meals is one way in which SWALLOW members can give something tasty back in return!