Our vision

Recipe for a food recovery café

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The ingredients… Take two local charities, Loveworks and MCFT, looking for new ways to help local people in food poverty: add in equal measure. Mix in the professional experience of a group of trustees looking to support a community project. Scatter with eager volunteers tired of seeing good food go to waste. Finally, add a […]

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Meet Maggie

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If there’s anyone who knows Merstham it’s Maggie May. After all, she’s lived there for over 30 years. With her experience as an amateur theatre director, she’s also a lady who knows how to make things happen! Two years ago Maggie had an idea that sparked the Merstham Community Café project and she’s been working flat out ever since to […]

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Coffee, community and connection

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We live in a society where in some ways people are more disconnected than they’ve ever been. Families live further apart. We work longer hours and spend less time with the people that matter to us. More people live alone and in small, enclosed spaces that are inappropriate for their needs. In old age it’s especially […]

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Sharing our love for leftovers

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When clearing out the fridge, deciding what’s safe to eat and what may harm is not always easy. We may want to  up our leftovers but we don’t want to risk a bout of food poisoning in the process. That’s why at the Merstham community café we hope to create a space where local people […]