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Community / Scheme which delivers hot free meals to the vulnerable or lonely to resume this week

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A FREE hot meal scheme designed to bring some “comfort and nourishment” to people feeling vulnerable or lonely in Gulberwick, Quarff and Cunningsburgh is restarting this week.

People can nominate someone who may be lonely, ill or struggling for any reason to receive a meal delivered to their door.

The meals are cooked and delivered by Mackenzie’s Farm Shop and Cafe in Cunningsburgh, and it is funded by the local community council using a government grant.

The scheme first started last year during the pandemic and it is relaunching again tomorrow (17 March).

On the menu this week is a two course meal consisting of roast lamb with all the trimmings, and a maple and pecan pudding with toffee sauce.

People can contact Mackenzie’s directly to request a meal, or phone 07835262830 or email clerk@gqc-communitycouncil.co.uk

Names have to be in by Tuesday evening each week. The community council hopes that the scheme will run for at least three months, but it may last longer if other funding is granted.