Food & Drink
Wok&Go gifts £2000 worth of vouchers per month to local community food hub
3 years ago
Local food membership club, The Port Grocery, to receive £2000 worth of vouchers per month for the near future.
Local restaurant Wok&Go has committed £2000 worth of food vouchers per month to The Port Grocery, the community-run food club based at Trinity Church, right opposite their Ellesmere Port branch.
Des Pheby, owner of Pheby Food Concepts Group Ltd. in Chester, the parent company of Wok&Go says he is delighted to be able to do his small part in ensuring families can enjoy a hot meal during these difficult times. These vouchers are available for existing club members as well as anybody who joins The Port Grocery.
“We are in unprecedented times and unchartered waters. People are coming together to help and protect each other. This amazing offer from Wok&Go demonstrates how business’s want to help our community,” said Rita Lewis, founder of The Port Grocery.
(Image above taken pre-pandemic)
“For some going for a Wok&Go is a luxury or a treat. Wok&Go have now made this available to many of our members who are feeling the pinch with furlough and job losses. It couldn’t have come at a better time to lift the spits of our members. Well done Wok&Go.
Wok&Go, which originated out of Chester in 2008, had already committed £2000 of vouchers to The Port Grocery in February of this year but want to do their bit to help further.
“People are facing an anxious period of time in the coming months,” said Mr Pheby, who is also known as The Franchise Entrepreneur. “With the changing regulations and people constantly being asked to change their way of life, we want to be able to provide a little something that might make things easier for them.”
This isn’t the first time the brand has committed to providing food for families who need it most, recently the Wok&Go committed to offering free kids boxes during the half-term periods to help support those in need. As well as this, Wok&Go and Dough Dough – another restaurant under the Pheby Food Concepts Group umbrella gave out over 1000 free meals to NHS as a thank you to all of the staff at Chester Countess Hospital for their hard work throughout this pandemic. The Port Grocery, which aims to divert as much food from landfill to people who need it, began in Ellesmere Port in 2016 and is now a vital part of the community.
Laura Harvey, operations director said, “There is only so much we can do but if this helps even one family in these trying times then we need to do our bit and we implore other businesses to do the same if they can.”