Harrogate Food Angels

February 9, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More

 

 

 

A FIRST FOR HARROGATE AS THE FOOD ANGELS COME TO TOWN

Harrogate’s community will now be receiving fresh, hot meals delivered to their homes for the first time thanks to a newly launched service – Harrogate Food Angels.

The initiative is set to make an immediate positive impact on those who rely on pre-prepared meals to be delivered to their home. Harrogate Food Angels have already received written support from the Duchess of Cornwall and TV chefs Hairy Bikers.

They delivered their first hot meal to the Mayor of Harrogate who is also supporting the initiative. Sue Ullmann, Gill Thrush and Janet Hayhurst from Harrogate Neighbours, the not for profit housing association who has been providing care for elderly people in the area for over 40 years, founded the Harrogate Food Angels.

With demand rapidly growing for meals on wheels, the three co-founders decided it was time to offer an option to the frozen, pre-packed meals their clients were receiving from other service providers.

Sue Ullmann Chief Executive of Harrogate Neighbours explains: “Meals on wheels is a lifeline to those who wish to live at home and enables many to remain independent. With quality produce and on site preparation. It is essential that the elderly eat healthy and, particularly at this time of year, hot meals.

Whilst all our meals are nutritionally balanced, we understand that some of our clients may have special dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate these.

The staff at Harrogate Food Angels takes food for the elderly very seriously and have been trained in the importance of nutrition and that it is paramount that clients receive meals that meet The NACC nutritional standards and benefit from its nutritional value.”

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  1. Audrey Sneddon says:

    can you please give me more information on meals on weels

  2. Susan Scholes says:

    Dear Ladies or Gentlemen

    I am very interested to learn more about the Food Angels.
    I am a member of the WRVS and for 25 years happily delivered meals in the Boroughbridge area.
    (provided by the local council home for the elderly)
    The recent meals from the WRVS have been dreadful since the Council took away the funding and now this is finishing.
    Our numbers have dropped considerably but for the few remaining people it would be wonderful if there was another source of good fresh lunches.
    There are still several volunteers and we would be happy to come and collect from Harrogate as one of the elderly men said to me yesterday it is the person calling in that he will miss apart from the meals.

    Hoping to hear from you.

    Susan Scholes. Tel: 01937 574423

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