West Norfolk pub joins in with Food4Heroes scheme, providing free meals to NHS workers
A village pub has donated food to NHS workers this week as part of a national scheme set up to feed those working on the frontline.
The Duck Inn at Stanhoe has cooked and delivered meals to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
A social media post by the pub on Wednesday said: “So proud to drop off food today for frontline workers as part of the amazing local team effort.
“Today [Wednesday] we made and delivered pork with chorizo and Orzo as well as pasta with peas, courgette, sour cream and wild garlic.”
The pub then made potato and Old Winchester Gnocchi with arabiata sauce, as well as sirloin lasagne for the cause yesterday.
This gesture of goodwill is part of the #Food4Heroes scheme in which meals are distributed to NHS workers.
Among those who have publicly supported the scheme are actress Jodie Whittaker who plays the current Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who show.
She said: “I just want to give a massive thumbs up to everyone at Food4Heroes. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s an incredible scheme that started in Yorkshire in which local caterers and restaurants are getting together and making incredible, nutritious food for the real heroes, for the NHS staff.
“I just wanted to spread the word because if this can catch on throughout the country, it will be an incredible thing.”
The Neptune in Old Hunstanton and The Old Bank Bistro on Snettisham are also taking part in the scheme as local businesses come together to support the NHS.
Visit www.food4heroes.co.uk for details.