Ross and Luke Ryan, owners of Pershore-based distributor Sprint Group, are supporting ‘Hub for Grub’ CIC to help provide a safe space for marginalised communities.
The team at Sprint Group donated commercial catering equipment for use at the West Midlands community hub.
Tim Southan, his wife Karen, son Michael and daughters Chloe and Molly, recently established the Hub for Grub cafe, a place where people could get hospitality training and accredited qualifications to help provide stability and income.
Using produce which would otherwise be headed to landfill and short dated stock from local supermarkets, their aim was to turn the produce into meals for sale on a ‘pay what you can’ donation basis for people affected by Covid-19 pandemic.
Southan said: “The aim of the venture was to help our vulnerable community members. Employment chances and stability are our priority for people affected by mental health, homelessness and addiction.
“The team at Sprint Group have donated so much equipment it’s overwhelming. They have a clear social conscience and demonstrated it today. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Ross, Luke and Simon. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Ross added: “Doing good is one of Sprint’s guiding principles – if we can, we will always help social causes such as Hub for Grub. What Tim and his family are doing here is truly inspiring. We were glad to do our little bit and we wish them all the best for the future.”