The Stone Quarry Crew began as a constituted resident run community group in May 2016. Our aim is to create opportunities for the residents of the Stone Quarry Estate to come together for social activities.
The Stone Quarry estate in East Grinstead lost most of it social gathering places of the past and as a result social isolation and antisocial behaviour increased. By bringing back opportunities for social interaction the Crew are striving to break down the social isolation barriers and address the antisocial behaviour through building stronger bonds and rebuilding a more cohesive community.
Quarry Café & Community Fridge
Our volunteer run Community Hub providing a regular place to meet and quality food and drink at affordable prices.
Reducing the affects of social isolation and food poverty
Providing a range of quality hot drinks and all day hot food menu in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Collecting surplus foods and sharing among the community, plus making meals for those needing a helping hand.
Our current Volunteering Roles for the Quarry Cafe & Community Fridge – Click on the ‘Volunteering with Us’ button for more details
Open & continuing to provide for all that need us.
Quarry Café & Community Fridge is open as usual (Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, Thursday’s & Friday’s 10:30am to 4:00pm).
All our Community Fridge stock and ready meals will be available in the same way.
Our Café Menu is available via takeaway only. Call in or order in advance on 07724 873336.
Strict social distancing rules will apply and masks must be worn.
If you or someone you know is going without food or struggling to put food on the table please come and see us or make contact. We can help by…..
Providing you with a hot meal in our facility (for all walk-in requests for help).
Provide you with a selection of fresh food to take away with you
Provide you with a selection of easy cook ready meals to take away with you.
Help you connect with other agencies that can help you further.
If you are embarrassed about asking for help just ask for “a quiet word”.
A little bit About Us
The Stone Quarry Crew has one main aim, to bring the community together through a variety of events throughout the year to give opportunities for the residents to socialise with friends and neigbours, make new friends and and start to rebuild a cohesive community. Most of the events we run are based around getting together with food and something to drink. This is based on the principle that a family that sits and eats together becomes a cohesive family that communicates well, by bringing the community family together in the same way will have the same results.
Olly Howland We are delighted that Olly’s hard work in the Quarry Café & Community Fridge has been acknowledged with this award. In the 12 months up to his nomination, Olly racked up over 1083 volunteer hours. Olly was involved in just about all aspects of the project and was more than capable of taking …
After the successful completion of our Spacehive campaign to raise money to install a bespoke Café Counter for the Quarry Café, we are delighted to announce that this project is now completed and we have our fabulous counter installed in the Quarry Cafe. The Counter has exceeded all expectations and we are absolutely delighted with …
We are looking to install an innovative new counter in the Quarry Café. The Numbers of users of the Quarry Café are growing and we need to expand the kitchen space to enable us to start producing a range of hot lunches. This very clever café counter is made by Tecna UK and utilises the …
Beth became a regular volunteer in the Quarry Café at the end of January this year whilst taking a break from school. Beth works the full day every Wednesday including setting up and clearing up and at the time of nomination she had contributed over 119 hours. More importantly though, Beth has proved to be …