25th Mar 2020 - 06:00
We asked for your #PSCPositivity stories of how you are supporting your local communities through the Covid-19 crisis.
Here is a list of some of the good work caterers/councils/distributors/individuals have been up to over the last few days:
- Staff at Ethos College made sure that the school ran as normal for the children who came into school and other staff helped to deliver food parcels to families to help prevent holiday hunger.
- Cardiff Council delivered 12,500 ‘grab bags’ to schools in the local area helping children who would usually receive free school meals.
- The Brakes team from Aylesford and Harlow arranged a donation of potatoes to Willesborough Junior School in Kent, which is still open for key worker children (eight pallets of 25kg).
- Joe Wicks hosted a PE session for schoolchildren on Monday morning, via YouTube, to help keep children fit when they are off school.
- Endeavour Primary School made children and staff laugh with their #EatThemToDefeatThem display of broccoli.
- Hospitality Action volunteers were preparing to check up on retirees and ask if they need help with anything.
- TUCO are offering members free online compliance courses on food hygiene and allergens.
- Lincat Group announced they were prioritising NHS Organisations and public sector bodies with their next day delivery service.
- Brakes created a Facebook group called Schools Out! Big Cooks & Little Cooks to encourage families to cook together. Cooking is a valuable life skill and it is taught at the majority of schools. The Facebook group is a place for families to share recipes, photos and videos of household meals. It is also a great way to introduce meal planning, food budgeting and food waste prevention to children. The page was created by Zoe Gill, development chef for education at Brakes, and there are already over 450 members.