Volunteers dish up warm soup as winter looms

The Community Kitchen team dish up some soup
The Community Kitchen team dish up some soup

A group of volunteers are committed to supplying a hot meal to local residents free of charge as winter begins to tighten its icy grip.

The Community Kitchen is based at the Kirk of the Holy Rood church hall, in Bowhouse Road, Grangemouth, and operated by representatives of a number of churches in the area.

Running every Friday from noon until 1.30pm since September, volunteers have been surprised by the lack of interest in the free service.

Eleanor Neilson said: “We have our volunteers doing this and it’s shame we can’t seem to attract more people to use it. We were just looking to do something in the church hall and this seemed like a good idea – we used to have lunch clubs at KHR in the past.

“We’re working together with other churches who provide volunteers who take turns making the home made soup. We just wanted to do something for the community and didn’t want to charge anything – we started off with soup and now we offer tea, coffee and biscuits as well.

“It can also be a place to socialise for people who might not have any company.”