Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is turning their kitchen facilities into meals at home production centres, after demand for the already popular service doubles.
With the lockdown set to continue and demand for the council’s meals at home service increasing, the council has expanded the service by utilising kitchens in Council venues, closed under the Covid-19 restrictions.
There has also been a need for additional staff to prepare food and deliver it. Council staff have been drafted in to help from all areas of the Council and from the voluntary sector.
Councillor Liz Frost, Chair of the Health Liaison Panel and Covid-19 spokesperson, said “We have been providing the very popular meals at home service to many individuals within the borough. In the last few weeks we have seen the demand for this service more than double – last week we delivered 1017 meals.
“By utilising the kitchens at different Council venues we will be able to expand the service still further if required.
“We are living through unprecedented times and we are working hard as a team to ensure services are available to everyone who needs a meal delivered to their home at this time. I would like to thank all the staff who are providing this valuable service”.
Recipients can receive a hot lunch and sandwiches and a snack for the evening – Monday to Friday and the option of receiving prepared frozen meals for the weekend. The council takes pride in offering a high quality, varied menus, which offer a healthy, balanced diet which can be tailored for vegetarian, diabetics, pureed, low fat, low salt, gluten free and cultural requirements such as halal.
To enquire about receiving the service for yourself or isolated family members call 01372 732000
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