OSWESTRY brothers who offer meals to those in need in the community are appealing for help to push their service forward even further.

Tom and Ben Wilson launched the OsNosh group last year – a community kitchen which puts on weekly meals with recycled food at no cost for those in attendance.

After recently celebrating being granted their CIC status, the pair are looking to grow once more, and need the help of willing volunteers to do so.

OsNosh is asking for volunteer drivers to help with food collection from supermarkets and other outlets in the area.

Tom is hoping more help will mean the scheme can help more people with more food on offer each week.

He said: “The drivers would be required to work on a voluntary basis for a maximum of two mornings a week.

“It would be for a few hours at a time and the cost of petrol will be covered.

“We need people to go to supermarkets to collect the food they have for us, so we are then able to spend more time sorting it out and preparing it.

“Unfortunately, we’re not able to do everything by ourselves, so we’re asking for more people to help us put on more food and therefore serve food to more people.”

Tom believes the response of people and businesses donating food has improved even more since being granted their CIC status.

“It’s more to do with the fact that we now have access to more food,” he added.

“Since we were given a CIC number, it has made it easier to talk to supermarkets. They now seem more likely to listen to us and help us out.

“It has all been going very well and being able to set up this new collection service will help it to do more again.”

OsNosh run their sessions every Thursday from 12.30pm at the Holy Trinity Church in Oswestry.

Anyone interested in helping the pair out can find out more information by contacting Tom on 07800 961063.

People can also donate money to help OsNosh by donating to the GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/osnosh-20