Fife food project appeals for volunteers to make a meal for older folk at Christmas

Meal Makers Christmas poster.Meal Makers Christmas poster.
Meal Makers Christmas poster.
The award winning Meal Makers is looking for volunteers to bring some cheer to older people this festive season.

It is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people who love to cook, with an older neighbour in an effort to tackle social-isolation.

Anyone over the age of 55 can take part and become a diner.

They will be paired with a local cook and start receiving delicious homemade meals from a friendly neighbour.

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Carol Simmons.Carol Simmons.
Carol Simmons.

Normally, the cook makes an extra portion of food for the diner and they share it together, but due to the ongoing pandemic, they have been dropping meals off and been connecting over the phone.

Carol Simmons, development officer said: “As there will be no social activities over Christmas for older people this year due to the ongoing pandemic we have launched our campaign to ensure no one will be isolated over the festive period.

"Usually a lot of older people would attend various different events in their community and go out for Christmas dinner. With the restrictions that are in place this is now impossible.

"We are appealing for extra volunteers to cook a Christmas dinner and to drop it of on Christmas Eve for someone who is isolated and to follow it up with a chat on the phone – or through the window.

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"Just knowing that someone is coming to drop a meal off and to have a chat has been a vital lifeline for our older people. To hear an actual voice can be so good for them and reminds them that they are not forgotten about.”

For more information please visit: Meal Makers

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