We will continue to support elderly, vulnerable and disabled people by attending shops and supermarkets at the end of the day collecting any food produce that will go to waste. Saving this food from land fill is one of our goals that we are very passionate about. We will then cook this food in our kitchen at our Resource Centre and package it into easily heated portions. Working with other organisations locally we have identified the most vulnerable people, many of whom cannot go outdoors or even stand for long periods of time to cook a meal, most of the people we support can only microwave a tin of soup or make a sandwich. So when we offer a free roast beef dinner delivered to their door, they are over the moon.
Supporting this group of people is beneficial in many ways, aside from the obvious nutritional value of receiving a fresh meal, it also gives us the ability to keep track of an individual that may be lonely and potentially hasn't seen anyone else other than our volunteers.
COMMUNITY - Our project brings the community together by encouraging people to volunteer and support others.
WELFARE - Our project supports people's physical and mental health and well-being.
MEALS - We address food wastage by making nutritious wholesome meals for people in need.
Before Covid-19, we used our resource centre primarily as a facility for elderly, disabled and those with dementia to attend day care, once we realised all of the people that attended were in the shielding category we realised we would have to make sure they would remain safe in the community, so myself and the team have worked 7 days a week to make sure we can support the people that need the support most.