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Liz attends Valentine’s Day Connect Me Café

I recently visited the Valentine’s Day Connect Me Café at the West End Centre in Leicester.

The Café provides affordable 3 course meals, a hot or cold drink and a chat, as well as a space for organisations to give advice. The objective of the organisers, Perfectly Edible, is to rescue surplus food, that would otherwise be sent to landfill, and make it accessible to families and individuals in food poverty.

I also popped into Perfectly Edible’s new Zero-Waste Community Shop which will help reduce the amount of food being sent to landfill and be a sustainable source of low cost food for the community.

The shop opening times are as follows:

Tue 11am -2pm, Wed 11am – 2pm, Thu 4pm – 7pm, Fri 11am – 2pm, Sat 11am – 2pm

I love coming to these Connect Me Cafés and seeing the fantastic work Perfectly Edible and LCIL do. Providing affordable and good quality food, in a way that brings people together, is important. I will continue to support and promote this work here in Leicester, and nationally, as part of my work to make food poverty a thing of the past.