A Big Brunch to mark Challenge Poverty Week
To mark ‘Challenge Poverty Week’ which ran from 7th – 13th October, Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust (KoSDT) hosted a ‘Big Brunch’ on Sunday 13th October in Bonar Bridge Community Hall.
43 people attended the event and enjoyed a hearty, cooked breakfast, as well as yoghurts, fruit and petit pains with tea/coffee and fresh fruit juice. (Admission was free but voluntary donations were collected.)
Beverley Hill, KoSDT’s Project Officer said, “Since 2017, the Trust has held a weekend event to acknowledge The Poverty Alliance’s Challenge Poverty Week. It is a campaign to raise awareness about the reality of poverty in Scotland and to highlight and showcase some solutions to poverty. We welcome everyone, particularly families, to come along to the Big Brunch, because as well as raising awareness it is also about bringing the community together. In addition to this annual event we also run the ‘Community Food Stop’ which is a weekly community café, held every Monday in Bonar Bridge Hall. The café, which is run by a dedicated team of volunteers, serves nutritious meals at subsidised prices – payment is by donation, so people pay what they can afford. If anyone hasn’t been before and would like to come along, to the Community Food Stop, you will be made to feel very welcome.”
Customers Ella Mackenzie and Florence Calder added, “It was a lovely meal – we really enjoyed it.”
The Community Food Stop is held in Bonar Bridge Hall every Monday from 11.30am – 2pm.