During the first Covid lockdown, Bountagu had to stop their regular activities, including the weekly coffee mornings that had been running for so long. The 50+ group were concerned for the well-being of some of their regular members, as well as others in the community, and so the Weekly Meal Delivery project was born, which ran through most of 2020.
Building on a new relationship and a long-standing one, Bountagu’s Over 50s volunteer team joined forces with Bread n Butter CIC and St Peter’s Church “to keep the Lunch Club spirit thriving during lockdown!” Together, they prepared and delivered meals once a week to some of our elderly residents, providing delicious food, and a weekly hello. It gave a welcome chance for our volunteers to stay in touch with people they’d usually see every week or month at our coffee mornings, lunch clubs and afternoon choirs, and with some of our most isolated neighbours. “It’s wonderful! I look forward to this each Thursday now, and it’s always nice to see you.” – Bounces Rd Resident Overwhelmingly, the project was delivered using the goodwill and energy of local volunteers, and the expertise and resources of Bread n Butter. Where there were unavoidable costs, Bountagu subsidised these to ensure that project could happen and remain free.