LUDLOW market was turned into a place where people who are struggling could collect some food.

On a sunny day in early October, Ludlow once again proved its credentials as a ‘can do’ town with volunteers from Hands Together Ludlow providing a welcome supply of free food to local people in need of a little extra help.

This give-away bonanza was made possible with help from Ludlow Town Council, represented by market Manager Tony Caton who kindly provided an area on Ludlow Market for this community initiative. The food was donated by FareShare, who re-distribute quality surplus food from supermarkets into local communities through approved charitable organisations. Both the Ludlow Foodbank and Hands Together Ludlow have benefitted massively from their donations throughout the COVID crisis.

Approximately 30 free bags of food were given away during a busy afternoon whilst volunteers took the opportunity to raise awareness of other support available in the community such as the biweekly community meals cooked by the Hands Together team at Helena Lane. Event organiser Di Garrini said she was “over-whelmed by all the positive reactions the stand attracted from locals and visitors to Ludlow” adding “when community organisations join forces the difference we can make together is amazing”.

Anyone wishing to donate to Ludlow Foodbank can do so by contacting Ruth Davies at Donations can also be made to help support Hands Together Ludlow’s community meal service by contacting Di Garrini at or phoning 07939551028