Coronavirus: Chefs needed to cook meals for Leamington's homeless and vulnerable - The Leamington Observer

Coronavirus: Chefs needed to cook meals for Leamington's homeless and vulnerable

Laura Kearns 31st Mar, 2020   0

CHEFS are needed to help cook meals for homeless and vulnerable people in Leamington.

Aubrey Allen managing director Russell Allen and customer Sarah Taylor-Watts began cooking and delivering food to those in need to use up food supplies.

Currently 1,400 meals are being produced each week but the duo hope to increase that number after receiving donations of food from local suppliers.

But to cope with the increase more chefs are needed to help produce meals.

They will then be distributed by local charities Helping Hands and LWS Night Shelter to those most in need.

Mr Allen said: “If there are any chefs that can offer help, or kitchens, please do get in touch. Produce can be provided.

“With your support we can help to feed those who are homeless and in need. The response so far has been wonderful, and I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has helped us. We couldn’t do this without their support.”

Supplies have been donated from companies including The Star and Garter, Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, Mudwalls Farm, Mitchell Potatoes and Fresh Direct.

And Lianne Kirkman from Helping Hands believes the donations will help those struggling during the outbreak.

She said: “We have delivered the first meals and have fridges and freezers filled to distribute more meals over the coming days.

“We are overwhelmed with the generosity and how everyone is coming together. It brought tears to my eyes and stopped me in my tracks.”

Email [email protected] or call 01926 624695 to find out more about volunteering to cook meals.


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