A NEW Community Lunch initiative to promote better social inclusion and information is to open in Lochgelly on Friday in the Salvation Army Hall between 11am and 1pm.

Loc’gelly Lunches will offer the opportunity for people to come in and have something to eat; the lunch will consist of soup and sandwiches and there will be a cake or two on offer as well. Apart from the food there is also the opportunity to meet with others in a relaxed social setting and enjoy some company.

The Lo’gelly Lunches initiative is run by a group of volunteers. It is their hope that anyone, of any age who wants a bit of lunch on a Friday can simply pop in, have a blether and if needed make use of some of the services that the club will provide too.

The volunteers have been planning the project for a few months and have also successfully completed Elementary Food Hygiene training.

Group member Councillor Linda Erskine said: “Lo’gelly Lunches will try to offer support on a range of topics particularly some issues that people may have with Universal Credit, housing, access to learning opportunities as well as just being a great place to meet up with friends.

"There will be weekly information sessions in the hall every Friday from a range of agencies.

"The Lo’gelly Lunches project is aimed at tackling social isolation and loneliness at the same time as building on the tremendous community spirit we already have within the town. Regardless of age you will receive a warm welcome at Lo’gelly Lunches…I would encourage people to pop in and support the project.”