While The Watch House Café in Bridport has had to shut its doors for the time being, that hasn’t stopped them helping the community. The team spent the few days before lockdown making sure that its left over stock that couldn’t be saved or used didn’t end up in the bin and instead donated it to people who needed it.

A member of the team at the Watch House Café spoke to local reporters about the decision to donate food that wouldn’t keep to food banks and meal kitchens around their community. They said: “We have a connection with a local chef in Lyme Regis that is linked with the free school meals push over half term, so we worked with them to help out where we can with families.

“We donated left over milk, cheese, salads, vegetables, pumpkins and butters, things we felt wouldn’t keep. Over lockdown, we won’t be open due to the road closures, but if the situation changes in a month, we would consider it. We are keeping the online shop going and hopefully, we will be able to keep people’s Christmas gifts going out.”

The café is currently closed due to West Bay Road being closed for works until December 24th. For gifts and the latest updates, make sure to keep an eye on their website, watchousecafe.co.uk

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