Eastleigh Youth & Community Trust who manage The Blackbird Cafe will be able to continue providing its Lunch Club on Wheels service for elderly, disabled and self-isolating residents in the Borough during the current lockdown thanks to support from a local law firm.
Normally reliant on income from services and projects, staff were able to re-launch the Lunch Club on Wheels project with the support of a donation from Dutton Gregory Solicitors.
Managing Partner of Dutton Gregory, Andrew Tilley, said “I regard our firm as part of the local community, so Dutton Gregory is delighted to be helping this Eastleigh charity to provide a much-needed service to residents in the area during these testing times.”
After the success of the Christmas Day meals and Boxing Day boxes which were delivered to 50 residents in the Borough, the charity has recruited volunteers to help make deliveries during this lockdown.
Executive Director for the charity, Daisy Robinson, said “All of this is possible with the continued support of our dedicated team of staff and volunteers. We are also hugely grateful to FareShare, Asda and the Co-op for their donations of food.
All of our service users remain well and are grateful for a friendly face and hot meal each day. They are thankful for the re-introduction of the Lunch Club delivery service, and from a safe distance we ensure that they are safe and well.”
The Lunch Club on Wheels project is a free service available Sunday to Thursday for residents in the Borough Eastleigh experiencing financial hardship and are unable to access hot and healthy food.
If you know someone who could benefit from this service, please get in touch with Carolynn on 02380 612710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.