Fife food project seeking new diners as lockdown restrictions ease

As lockdown restrictions ease, award winning food project Meal Makers is urging people over the age of 55 to join its service.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 9:10 am

As well as diners the charity is also looking for cooks to sign up to help make a difference to the lives of people who are suffering from social-isolation.

Meal Makers is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people who love to cook, with an older neighbour in a 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 home made meals from a friendly neighbour.

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Meal Maker diner, Jean Greenaway.

Last year throughout Scotland over 1900 check in calls were made by 1031 Meal Makers volunteers with 13,075 cooked meals shared.

Carol Simmons, development officer with Meal Makers, said: “Meal Makers has never been needed so much from the after effects of the pandemic.

"More and more people have experienced loneliness and social isolation and crave social contact and to rekindle friendships .https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/people/council-set-for-talks-with-showmen-in-bid-to-find-a-way-to-allow-burntisland-fair-to-go-ahead-3225996

“A lot of our diners have been sheiding, and some are concerned about going out interacting with the outside world.“Meal Makers can help ease the fears and worries as we are a 1-1 service. Our cooks go way above and beyond to ensure our diners are well looked after, with cooks and diners forming a real bond of friendship.”

Potential cooks for Meal Makers have to complete a series of checks, including a PVG and identity check before completing an online profile to be matched to the most suitable candidates.

For more information, please visit: https://www.mealmakers.org.uk/ or call: 0800 783 7770.

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