Our Donate A Dinner appeal has received a massive boost thanks to two local companies.
Kelly Newman, of A Country Kitchen, has offered to donate 30 freshly prepared chilled meals every week, while Karen Slator, owner of The Fun Farm at Weston, has donated boxes of crisps and around 50 soft drinks.
The Spalding and South Holland Voice has teamed up with South Holland district councillor Harry Drury to launch Donate A Dinner.
Both donations will mean the appeal will continue to support the most vulnerable children in the district during the coronavirus crisis.
Donate A Dinner aims to ensure that those children who would usually get a free school meal don’t go hungry while schools are closed.
Kelly said: “As a company that is fortunate to continue to trade and provide such an essential service to hundreds of elderly and vulnerable people in the South Holland area, I feel the need to be giving back to the local community when possible, especially in times like these.
“The donation of over £200 worth of freshly prepared Meals on Wheels will hopefully be gratefully received by all.”
We have seen a great response to the appeal with generous readers donating goods at the Sainsbury’s collection point.
Harry said: “The epidemic we continue to fight has caused a huge amount of loss, stress, heartache and hurt for many of the residents within our district, day-to-day life has been effected for everyone.
“However, the continued gestures of kindness, support and sense of social responsibility to our community continues to grow stronger.
“Please continue to help in any way you can, one small gesture, collectively, makes a massive impact to local vulnerable families.”
The appeal is asking for donations of basic storecupboard essentials such as pasta, rice, tinned goods, bread and packet sauces.
Once people have left their goods at the collection point Coun Drury will ensure they are distributed to those families most in need.
If you are unable to get to Sainsbury’s but would still like to help, please get in touch and Harry will endeavour have your donation collected from your home.
Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with your details to request a collection.