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550 meals dished out to care workers in Cornwall every day

550 meals dished out to care workers in Cornwall every day

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 10:37am 12th June 2020.

550 home-cooked meals are being prepared and delivered to care workers across Cornwall in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Food4Heroes Kernow has already provided over 10,000 meals to NHS staff at hospitals across the Duchy thanks to its volunteer chefs.

Now it has teamed up with Cornwall Care to do the same for 13 care homes, including Launceston, Liskeard, Wadebridge, Truro, St Austell, Newquay, Falmouth, Helston, St Ives and Callington.

The freshly prepared meals will be stored in fridges on site for 24hour access by workers as they come off shift.

Like many frontline provisions, care homes across the UK have faced immense pressure during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Food4Heroes Kernow

“At a time when lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease across the UK, the real social and economic impact of Covid-19 is being felt. Many of our staff have family members that have sadly lost their jobs.

"Everyone at Cornwall Care has been working tirelessly during this difficult time, and I know they are incredibly grateful for this service being provided by the Food4Heroes Kernow team.

"Not only will the meals be available to our residential home staff; they will also be accessed by our care team working out in the community.”

Anne Thomas, Chief Executive Officer at Cornwall Care

Nutritiously balanced meals will be prepared from the St Enodoc Hotel in Rock, led by Executive Chef Guy Owen, as well as at Rock-based Fee’s Food, The Fox’s Revenge in Summercourt and The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth and supported by a team of top chefs from eateries across the county.

Volunteer drivers have been recruited to deliver the meals on a daily basis into the residential homes.

Food4Heroes Kernow

About Food4Heroes:

Food4Heroes Kernow was launched on 22nd April, spearheaded by Kate Holborow, The High Sheriff of Cornwall, and James Strachan, owner of the St Enodoc Hotel, and has to date provided over 10,000 meals for Cornwall’s Community Hospitals. 

To continue to provide this crucial service, Food4Heroes Kernow is encouraging anyone who wants to support the scheme to donate.

With a growing army of around 35 volunteers in Cornwall, including chefs, delivery drivers and marketing and PR individuals, the initiative not only provides busy frontline staff with hearty meals at the end of a long shift, but, by purchasing locally sourced ingredients for the meals, is also supporting the economy of local food producers and suppliers. 

For more information and to make donations, contact Kate Holborow at HSofCornwall@gmail.com.

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