£4k towards community fridge project
Norman Sterritt (Progression to Employment Manager) presenting a cheque for £4000 on behalf of Triangle's Charitable Giving Committee, to BCW Training, Ballycastle at the launch of their Community Fridge project.
A community fridge in Ballycastle is 'much needed' and will be part of even bigger plans for the future of the community, said BCW Training's Dessie Smyth. Dessie, who has a catering background, has been working with the Co-Op food share scheme for a number of months, ensuring that no food goes to waste as shops close up at the end of the night.
Dessie is very clear that a community fridge is entirely different from a food bank and needs no referrals. He said: “When there is food in the community fridge, it's for everyone, it's to stop it going to landfill and it doesn't matter what your financial status is. It's simply a food saving project.”
The Charitable Giving Committee were happy to support this valuable work in the Ballycastle community. Triangle has forged strong links over many years in Ballycastle and are active in the local community through our two supported living schems, general needs housing units, and our Alternative Angles Greenlight unit.
L-R: Norman Sterritt (Triangle Housing) Cllr. Ivor Wallace (Mayor of CCG Council), Dessie Smyth & Anne Marie Doherty (BCW Training)