Drop in for a cuppa at new foodbank cafe

The Foodbank volunteers
The Foodbank volunteers

Volunteers at a local foodbank are offering a new weekly cafe service for local residents in Levenmouth.

‘Cafe Connect’ is a new weekly group where people can come along for a chat and a cuppa.

Run by the Levenmouth Foodbank Community Support Project, it aims to bring people together in a relaxed setting where they can access important information and meet some new friends.

Those who are in need of jobs advice and even internet access can also go along and receive help from one of 
the volunteers at the foodbank.

The cafe started last week and will run every Tuesday from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Nichola Alexander from the foodbank said: “As a result of working with people in our community we felt a cafe would be a good way to provide a safe and welcoming place for people to meet up.

“We hope to reduce social isolation and promote and improve links between people in our community.”

She addded: “Internet access will be available for any individuals who wish to complete job searches or CV’s. IT support is also available from our volunteers.

“We would like to give people the opportunity of accessing other support agencies who we hope will be present at the cafe on future dates.

“Details of these dates will be posted on Levenmouth Foodbank Facebook page.

“We are still in the very early stages and plan to grow depending on the needs of our clients.”

The cafe takes place within Methil Evangelical Church on Bowling Green Street, close to the community centre.

To find out more, call 0796 650 2854 or email levenmouthfoodbank@gmail.com

The foodbank is still open on Monday and Friday afternoons, 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.