one and only Men’s Shed has been awarded free food on a weekly basis through
the Greggs Unsold Food Donations programme.
Unsold Food Donations are awarded to soup kitchens, food banks, and shelters
for the homeless and vulnerable people.
Shed in Middlesbrough, based out of the Frade store on Marton Road, encourages
socially isolated individuals to come and participate in woodwork, upholstery,
upcycling and painting.
The work our
shedders undertake hasn’t gone unrecognised, as they have earned a large
following of supporters through helping both our local and wider community
through other none profit organisations and charities, such as Zoe’s Place and
The Wildlife Trust.
recognised the great work the Men’s Shed are doing and can see how the
community benefits from the project in addition to the social benefits such a
project provides for it’s participants.
Greggs decided they are eligible to receive these donations in the hope that
the project can continue to benefit the community and support more participants
through joining the Men’s Shed.
to Shaun Khan, Manager of the Frade reuse charity store in Middlesbrough, for
approaching Greggs and reaching out.
recognises the hardship and struggles the shedders face on a daily basis, he
also knows that even one small act of kindness can really make a difference to
a person’s life and mental wellbeing.
“It may be a sausage roll. It may be a
pasty. Maybe even a donut!
thing is it puts a smile on our faces and reminds us that there is help out
there and there is genuine people and organisations that can and want to help!”
everyone at Frade and the Men’s Shed we would like to say a huge THANK YOU! to
Greggs and thank you for supporting us.