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.”