Since Compass Group Ireland and the National Treasury Management Agency teamed up to launch “The Feeding in the Community Initiative” almost two months ago, they have supported families which are isolating during the pandemic with 2,000 meals.
Ireland’s largest food and support services company is providing freshly cooked, hot meals to those who most need them by working with charities including LauraLynn, The Children’s Sunshine Home, Age Action, Ronald McDonald House, Irish Wheelchair Association and COVID-19 Dublin City Council Community Response Forum.
The meals are being provided to people aged over 60, those suffering from long-term medical conditions or people who have weakened immune systems, as well as individuals who are self-isolating or are vulnerable to food poverty due to the effects of Covid-19 in the greater Dublin region.
Approximately 400 meals are being prepared each week, using facilities located at the National Treasury Management Agency’s office, with a wide variety of main meals, sides and soups available.
Families can choose their food via an app called Feedr. Compass Group then cooks these meals to order and delivers them. Compass Group Ireland is the on-site catering provider for National Treasury Management Agency employees.
Chris Chidley, Managing Director, Compass Group Ireland said: “We’re really proud to be able to offer our skills, time and resources to help families around Ireland at this difficult time. A huge thanks to all our dedicated people who have made this possible.”
A spokesperson for the National Treasury Management Agency said: “We are pleased to work with Compass to deliver this service and support charities in their efforts to support vulnerable families.”
Kerry McLaverty, CEO, at LauraLynn added: “All of us at LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, are so grateful to the team in Compass Group Ireland and the National Treasury Management Agency for this generous initiative that we have been able to extend to our service users and their families. Our families and children are cocooning in the safety of their homes during this crisis and being able to have access to delicious meals delivered safely to their door during this time is a wonderful gesture that many of them are availing of and enjoying.”