Local News

Retail company providing support for food hubs in Coventry


share close

A company specialising in retail development that has been regenerating Riley Square in Bell Green has donated £500 to a grub hub that provides vital food supplies to people and families in Wood End, Henley Green, Moat House and Bell Green.

Innovative Retail Development (IRD) has been working in the city for over the last year. The Council’s Community Resilience team recently contacted IRD to highlight some of the projects happening in the local neighbourhood.

The local grub hub in the area run by Moat House Community Trust in the Wood End and Henley Green areas of the city provides on average 135 food parcels a week to families who may struggle to put food on the table. Since the pandemic began, they have supported even more families in the area than ever, and the additional resources and funding they received has been welcomed.

Jason Everard from IRD said, “The Trust does great work helping the area’s residents and the local community. We at IRD want to improve and develop Riley Square and restore it to the thriving heart of the Bell Green area that it once was. So, we are happy to help other local organisations that share our goal to support the local community.”

IRD were keen to offer support to local community organisations operating close to Riley Square. After having already supported Bell Green Community Centre with a £250 donation for materials to decorate the centre, they were keen to offer some more support to help fund food support to families in the community.

Cllr David Welsh, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said: “I’ve been talking to volunteers at the local grub hub and saw how busy they are. We are seeing a growing number of food hubs offering cost-effective supplies to families and individuals most in need. I want to thank them for their generous support.”


Written by: David Watkins

Rate it

Previous post

Local News

Barrel of laughs on the cards for the return of comedy in the Second City

After a year online, Birmingham Comedy Festival is back in the room for 2021. Running from Friday 1 to Sunday, Oct 10 2021, the popular arts festival features over 40 shows, from big-name acts to emerging newcomers. Highlights include the return of the fast-talking comedian-turned-actor Russell Brand (Oct 3, Symphony Hall), as well as appearances from Strictly semi-finalist Chris Ramsey (Oct 10, Town Hall) and the Tailenders crew (Oct 1, […]


Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *