Hearty donation brings Burnley farm's community kitchen one step closer to launch

Burnley food wholesaler Birchall Foodservice has donated £3,500 to Pennine Lancashire Community Farm to help launch the farm’s new community kitchen.
Birchall chairman Colin Birchall (left) with James Horsford, director at the community farm.Birchall chairman Colin Birchall (left) with James Horsford, director at the community farm.
Birchall chairman Colin Birchall (left) with James Horsford, director at the community farm.

The Community Farm, which is located in Stoneyholme district of Burnley, is a charitable organisation that works across the boroughs of Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale and the Ribble Valley.

The charity provides community garden spaces, environmental programmes for children, corporate environmental action days, and more.

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The £3,500 donation from Birchalls will help the farm launch its latest initiative; a community kitchen where people from across the community can take part in cookery sessions and pick and prepare fresh fruit and vegetables.

James Horsford, director at the farm, said, “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Birchall Foodservice for their generous donation towards creating our new community kitchen.

"This facility will enable us to provide year round services to a broad range of people across ages, cultures and backgrounds, including preparing fresh produce that goes out to those most in need and various chop, cook and eat sessions which enable individuals to enjoy and benefit from fresh produce.“

The award-winning family-run wholesaler has made other charitable donations throughout the pandemic, including providing food parcels to vulnerable families across Burnley.

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Joe Moulton, marketing manager at Birchall Foodservice, said: “The Pennine Community Farm is a fantastic charity that plays a big part in the Burnley community and beyond.

"The organisation brings people together from all walks of life and promotes health and sustainability. We’re really proud that our donation will help the farm launch its exciting and much anticipated community kitchen.”

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