A local social enterprise has been making sure that the vulnerable do not go hungry during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Go4 café, based at Old Heath Recreation Ground in Colchesterhas donated food to our community at Emmaus ColchesterThe team at the Go4 café has been bringing a range of food to the Community house on a daily basisincluding meat, bread and cakes. 

Darren Scott, business and operations manager at Emmaus Colchester, said: “It has really helped us to reduce our food budget at this time, and we are making sure that any surplus food is donated to the YMCA, so that nothing is wasted.”  

The Go4 café has been supporting many other organisations and families in Colchester during the current lockdown and will continue to do so, as long as it is able.  

Piter Vera Arros, lead director at Go4 Café said: “We believe in this lovely phrase, ‘sharing is caring’, which is crucial within communities, at this difficult time. Like many charities and social enterprises, we are completely reliant on donations, and we thank the public and local businesses for their continued support.” 

Piter would also like to thank the Go4 Café’s team of volunteers, and director, Pepi Sanchez, who are going above and beyond to help provide support to those who are vulnerable during the current crisis. 

Emmaus Colchester has also been able to help the Go4 café, and has donated a chest freezer, to allow them to extend the life of perishable food items that are donated. 

If as a business or individual, you would like to support Emmaus Colchester during the ongoing coronavirus crisis by donating food, please email  [email protected] or call 01206 541616. 

You can also support our Covid-19 fundraising appeal to help us while our funding is affected due to the closure of our shops. To make a monetary donation to Emmaus Colchester, please donate here. 


Photo: (clockwise left to right) Lead director, Piter Vera Arros, director, Pepi Sanchez, and volunteers George Johnson andAnnabel Griggs.

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