A PAIR of brothers who set up a free food service in Oswestry are taking their community project to Ellesmere.

OsNosh will be trialling their community meal project at Our Space in Ellesmere on Saturday, January 25.

The duo of Tom and Ben Wilson work to cook for everyone who is hungry, struggling or in need of some company.

Food used to cook up the meals is either donated or that would otherwise be wasted.

Since August 2018, the pair have held weekly events at Holy Trinity Church in Salop Road.

Now they are expanding to places like Shrewsbury and trialling Ellesmere.

There will be coffee and tea served at 12noon and the two-course meal will be served at 12:30pm.

The food is all free or you can pay as you feel.

Ben, who founded and runs OsNosh, said he hopes the scheme is as well received in Ellesmere as it has been in Oswestry and Shrewsbury.

He said: “We will use the same format by using surplus food and cooking it for those that need it and can benefit those who are struggling but everyone is welcome.

“The more places this is running the better. We have been running one in Shrewsbury with the Shrewsbury food hub which has been really successful.

“The elderly in Ellesmere are paying quite a lot of money per day for their food on top of the service and those vulnerable adults and those with learning disabilities are often looking for something to do.

“So, the basic idea is we are going to go in teach them some skills and cut down on the amount the elderly are paying.”

And the brothers are looking to expand even further in the future again.

“We are looking to do it in as many places as possible,” added Ben.

“At the moment we are in Shrewsbury and Oswestry, but we are looking to do more areas in Shrewsbury as it is such a large town and Wrexham, Welshpool and Telford are also possibilities.”

If you would like more information visit OsNosh’s Facebook Page or contact osnosh@gmail.com

If you are interested in volunteering contact oshnosh@gmail.com