Michael Parkes Wins Halifax Giving Extra Award

Michael feeds around 70 people 3 times a week. without the café many people would go hungry. The banqueting table is run 3 days a week and along with a small group of kitchen volunteers provides a 2 course meal. Most of the food is donated and would otherwise go to landfill, some of the food is also donated through various means such as local business and good will of the community. He works between 5 and 6 days a week in a voluntary capacity and when he is not cooking he is organising food donations and dealing with the paperwork or organising the rotas! The banqueting table provide the meals to anyone but most of the users are from the disadvantaged or marginalised community and without this they would be going hungry. Many are also victims of benefit sanctions or benefit cuts and again are unable to afford a decent meal.