At the online meeting of the Broughty Ferry Churches Group this week, there was a presentation by the Administrator of the West End Community Fridge Project based at The Gate. Community Fridge Projects seek, in cooperation with a range of agencies and groups, to address issues of ‘food waste’ working with supermarkets and other retail outlets. Interest in the possibility of a Community Fridge in the Ferry has also been expressed at Community Council meetings. BFCG is therefore seeking to facilitate a meeting of those interested in exploring this further, as partner groups working together.
BFCG held the regular September meeting on Tuesday by Zoom and received reports from the Treasurer, With Refugees Broughty Ferry, and Broughty Ferry Food Bank. It was agreed that a donation of £500 be given from BFCG funds to Christian Aid as the Coffee Morning in May could not take place. It was also agreed to invite speakers to the November meeting to help exploration of the feasibility of a “Community Fridge” in the Ferry – this is a way to recycle surplus fresh food and reduce food waste.
Reports from each congregation gave a general picture of gradual resumption of worship by most, following Risk Assessment procedures and, where appropriate, booking to try to control maximum numbers. It was noted that for some regular attenders, a return to worship together physically, albeit ‘different’ & without socialising, was a welcome step, whilst for others, understandably, the need to exercise personal caution remained. The resumption of previous activities and use of premises through outside bookings had not taken place.
With Refugees Broughty Ferry (WRBF), a group set up under the auspices of and supported by Broughty Ferry Churches Group (BFCG), and affiliated to Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees (SFAfR), is holding the above event in St James’ Church halls (foot of Fort Street, Broughty Ferry DD5 2AD) at 7pm on Tuesday 29th October 2019.
The speakers include Sabine Chalmers (SFAfR) and Agi Szekely from Kalunba, a charity, supported by the Budapest Church of Scotland congregation, which works with refugees settling in Hungary. WRBF and Kalunba are developing closer links and looking to ways of support and mutual awareness-raising.
ALL INTERESTED in welcome & support for refugees locally, nationally or internationally are welcome to this event. Refreshments will be available.