A FLINTSHIRE kebab shop's generous food voucher donation has allowed families in the community to enjoy a takeaway treat.

Mold Kebab and Pizza House, based on Wrexham Street, donated vouchers over the summer to the town's residents as part of the Parkfields Community Fridge scheme.

Mayor of Mold Councillor Sarah Taylor said: “My Mayoral appeal ‘Save a Life, Make a Difference’ will this year will support Flintshire Foodbank and the Parkfields Community Fridge project.

"Over the last 18 months the work these two charities have done has been a lifeline to many people in our community, and sadly will continue to be for some time to come as there are many people who do not know where their next meal is coming from.

"So when Ahmat Karagandere (owner of Mold Kebab and Pizza House) approached me at the start of the Summer to make a very generous offer to help those residents in need, I was delighted to put him in contact with the team at the Parkfields Community Fridge.”

The Mayor recently met with Ahmat and members of the Parkfields Community Fridge Project to congratulate them on the joint working they had done to help address food poverty in the town.

Cllr Taylor added: "Ahmat and his brother wanted to do something to help those in most need in our town, to enable them to have access to food over the coming months. Ahmat and his brother personally funded the £400 worth of vouchers they donated to the Community Fridge and I would like to express my sincere thanks to Ahmat and the team at Mold Kebab house for their generosity, especially in these uncertain times. They really are community champions.”

Tina Clayton a Trustee at Parkfields Community Centre and a volunteer at the Community Fridge Project said: "I have seen how increasingly worried people have become about managing when universal credit has been cut and prices are rising. At The Community Fridge we hope to help a little with providing basic food which comes from surplus supermarket produce and from donations. I am constantly reminded of the kindness of people in our area who make sure that people going through difficult times are supported."

Tina added: “Mold Kebab and Pizza House have very generously provided 20 meals for families in Mold, meaning that these families could enjoy a takeaway treat, something that they would not normally be able to enjoy. This has been such a thoughtful gift, showing yet again what a strong community we have here in Mold.”

One of the families that benefited from the £20 Mold Kebab House voucher expressed their thanks and said “I would like to say a big Thank you to you all at Mold kebab House for our food voucher. It was lovely for us to have a treat tea and even better I didn't have to cook. A small gesture like this goes a long way!”

The Parkfields Community Fridge is open to all residents of Mold, no referral is needed, just go along to Parkfields Community Centre, Ash Grove, Mold CH7 1TB on Mondays or Thursdays 10am-12pm.