Grubs up for Bangladeshi older residents thanks to the Community Benefit Fund

The Bangladeshi Community Centre is an important community hub for many residents in East Leeds. Elderly residents enjoy a regular weekly luncheon club which encourages residents to come out of their homes and socialise. Veolia provided £150 of funding to pay for ingredients to help volunteer chefs provide a range of healthy meals from local producers.

The initiative support a healthy diet and promote a healthy lifestyle with residents who take part the luncheon club.

Kevin Parker, Regional Communications Manager, Veolia said ‘It’s great to see members of the local community coming together to socialise and enjoy quality nutritious food. He added ‘We support the national Love Food Hate Waste agenda and this is an excellent example of sourcing local ingredients and ensuring that nothing is wasted’.

The Community Benefit Fund was set up to help support initiatives in the local community and ensure that residents benefit directly from Veolia’s operations in Leeds. The fund supports local community projects that provide the greatest sustainable benefits to the Leeds community.

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