Abbey People wins Equality Hero award

We are thrilled to share that we have won the Equality Hero award at the Velvet Food and Drink awards.

Our CEO Nicky and Food Hub Coordinator Rachel attended the awards held at The Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket on Tuesday 10th June.

Rachel and Nicky at the awards event

Almost 20% of people in the UK are now living in food insecurity. They are forced to either cut meals or go whole days without eating because they can’t access or afford food. The winner of the Equality Hero award is helping fight this inequality, whether via food bank, community fridge or fundraising.

The Food Hub celebrated its fourth anniversary earlier this year. It provides a community fridge, offering surplus food from supermarkets alongside locally grown donated fruit and veg. For those in extreme need, the Food Hub also provides store-cupboard essentials, sanitary products, toiletries and fuel vouchers.

We’d like to thank Rachel for all her hard work along with the team of volunteers who give their time. They really are the heart and soul of the Food Hub and without whom it wouldn’t still exist.

Food Hub volunteers Jenny and Paul with the Equality Hero award

We are honoured to have been listed in this category alongside two incredible organisations doing brilliant work in the community.

Cambridge Community Kitchen is a food solidarity collective tackling food poverty in Cambridge by offering free, hot, plant-based meals to those who need them every Thursday and Sunday.

The EDGE Cafe is a social enterprise run to provide a welcoming and supportive community space – and its vibrant cafe, serving wholesome and sustainable homemade food in a happy setting, is at the heart of the operation.

A special thank you to Newmarket Racecourses who sponsored this award, Velvet Magazine, Iliffe Media, TR Events and Catering. And especially to Grace Mills who judged our category.




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