THURSDAY January 30 is the date for the second Max’s Meal venture, which is geared to tackle food inequality and isolation.

The event will be held at the Maxwell Centre, Stenhouse Street, Cowdenbeath.

Max’s Meal, which is the name of the new free lunch club being held in the Centre, was deemed a success when it launched in November when 30 meals were served to members of the public.

The project operates on the last Thursday of each month from noon until 1.30pm and is free.

The project is aimed at reducing food inequality and social isolation in the Cowdenbeath area and is supported by Fife Council Communities and Neighbourhoods, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership, the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, FareShare, The Co-op Food Share and is staffed by local volunteers from the area.

Community Education Worker, Mike Payne, said: “Food poverty is an issue facing many in the Cowdenbeath area, as can be seen by the need for food banks and the number of local venues offering free food.

"I am very grateful to everyone who helps make this project a success, especially the volunteers who give up their time to cook and serve the food. I’d also like to thank Kirsty at the Dalbeath Crescent branch of the Co-op for donating food to us.

"Social isolation is also faced by many people in the area. It effects all age groups, in particular the elderly and young parents, who are at home all day and may even go for days without speaking to anyone.”

For more information on Max’s Meal or what’s on in the Maxwell Centre, contact 01383 602470.