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Her Majesty the Queen visited Shrewsbury before the Easter weekend (Wednesday 27 March) as part of a wider visit to Shropshire.

As well as meeting stallholders at Shrewsbury Farmers Market, she visited Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings where she met with charitable community groups including Shrewsbury Food Hub.

Ali Thomas, Hub co-founder, welcomed the Queen and introduced her to manager Tammy and volunteers. They talked about why reducing food waste is important, how much surplus food we collect and redistribute, and how this food supports our community.

We also demo’d our Community Kitchen project with a group of volunteers doing a chop and chat Soupersonic session with chef Steve The Hungry Guy.

Ali said: “What a lovely day! Her Majesty was charming and friendly, and just put everyone at their ease. We all felt very special, and it was so lovely that so many of our volunteers could attend and be part of it.”

Tackling food waste is one of the King’s passions, and the Queen promised to report back to her husband about us!

We have created a Flickr gallery of photos from the day. Feel free to download any you would like.