King’s Lynn firm to help promote community meals programme

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Lynn’s Caithness Crystal will be the venue for a visit with a difference tomorrow in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of community meals services.

A delivery vehicle from the Community Meals Service is calling in at the Hardwick Industrial Estate site as part of a mammoth nationwide relay being held during National Community Meals Week.

It will be met by Caithness officials and members of Independence Matters at Lynn who will then be making a tour of the centre before a lunch which will also be attended by Borough Mayor, Barry Ayres.

Jane Coleman, from the National Association of Care Catering, said: “In a united effort to drive home the message of the vital importance of the Community Meals Service, whether delivered to the home, through day centres or luncheon clubs, the NACC will be taking to the road to complete the National Road Relay through every region of the country.

“Starting in the south west on Monday, one of the community meals delivery vehicles will clock up thousands of miles as it tours the whole country calling in at key points on its way such as Caithness Glass, and will end its mammoth relay on Friday, November 14, in Scotland.

“We want to remind everyone of the importance of retaining Community Meals Services. We need to beat malnutrition as it is a serious issue and costs the tax payer £13 billion a year.

“Hot food being delivered to someone’s home, not only provides a wholesome meal but also the equally important human contact, as the driver is often the only person they will see all day.

“It is wonderful to work with service providers such as Independence Matters and locations such as Caithness Glass in Lynn as we are sure that our service users will thoroughly enjoy this unique venue for a very special lunch.”