OVER 300 people attended Galloway Cheddar’s ‘brie-illiant’ event at Summerhill Community Centre at the weekend.
The cheese brand teamed up with Summerhill Community Centre to host the lunchtime community kitchen and evening meal which saw more than 300 families and people of all ages from the local community, gather together for a hot cheese-based meal and fun activities including dancing and games.
The event was part of a larger, month-long project that sees the Scottish cheddar brand, partner with food distribution charity, FareShare Scotland’s network of community kitchens and cafes to residents, to provide the equivalent of 10,000 hot meals at community gatherings across Scotland.
Youth and volunteer community development co-ordinator from Summerhill Annemarie Coulter said: “It is so wonderful to have this support from Galloway Cheddar once more. We were part of the initial pilot last year and the feedback we got from that was so positive so it is great to see them rolling it out across Scotland so even more families in need can benefit from events like this.”
Martin Edgar, 38, from Dumfries has been coming to the centre for two years with his 11-year-old son, Kyron. He said: “The centre is a big part of our daily life and we really enjoy coming to the community kitchen with lots of other local people as it feels as though we are like one big family, sitting down together for a meal.
“Food brings people together and having Galloway Cheddar support social gatherings like today, can be a real lifeline as it helps provide people with a central point to come together, have hot meal and also take part in different activities.”