28 January 2019
“Moderation is best in all things,” said Hesiod (the 7th Century Greek Poet – but of course you knew that). And at FareShare, we couldn’t agree more.
Most of the food we redistribute is fresh and nutritionally balanced, but we know a little treat once in a while helps to raise people’s spirits.
“While the bulk of our deliveries are made up of healthy, nutritious food, it’s always great to be able to add in a few treats too,” says Scott at FareShare Glasgow. “Everything in moderation!”
And after receiving a surprise delivery of surplus cakes and shortbread last week, FareShare Glasgow & West of Scotland is well prepared for International Chocolate Cake Day.
“Some chocolate cake is a lovely extra for our charities, especially ones that run or tea and coffee mornings for older people,” adds Scott. “Being underweight can be a real problem for older people, as they can become frail. Chocolate cake (as part of a balanced diet) is a great source of calories.”
FareShare Glasgow supplies The Well-fed café, which hosts holiday breakfast clubs, a free supper and homework club for children and young people, community buffets, Christmas dinners and an outreach service for people who are homeless. “People of all means are able to come together in a social setting and enjoy the company of others,” says Christopher Gray, Managing Director of Well-Fed Scotland.