Wednesfield family team up to launch cafe to feed vulnerable people

By Harriet Evans | Wolverhampton | Dining out | Published:

A family are launching a cafe which aims to help feed vulnerable people.

Tim Southan and his family are embarking upon a venture that will help the most vulnerable and marginalised people in Wolves called Hub fro Grub. Pictured left, Tim, Chloe, Jas Raju, Michael, Karen and Molly

Tim Southan, aged 54 from Wednesfield, and his family are preparing to launch Hub for Grub CIC to support marginalised communities and provide them with a safe space.

Tim, his wife Karen, son Michael and daughters Chloe and Molly, are crowdfunding to establish the Hub for Grub cafe, a place where people could get hospitality training and accredited qualifications to help provide stability and income.

Hub for grub

Using produce which would otherwise be headed to landfill and short dated stock from local supermarkets, they aim to turn this produce into meals for sale at a pay what you can donation basis.

As well as donations, Tim is seeking a suitable venue in Wolverhampton city centre where the cafe can be set up.

He said: "The aim of the venture is to help our vulnerable community members.

"Employment chances and stability are our priority for people affected by mental health, homelessness and addiction.

"We have been supported by Skills Work Enterprise Development Agency and Mr Jas Raju our business advisor, amongst our benefactors are Hobart UK, Meiko UK Ltd and Gamble food service Solutions who are all kindly donating their equipment and time to help our cause.

"Their support and advice will help us bring together and build the community spirit, after all food is the thing we all have in common."

To pledge support and help launch the cafe visit the crowdfunding page at

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at


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