Leven social enterprise delivering meals to isolated Fifers

Johnston Press
A Leven social enterprise is delivering meals to its users, after it was forced to stop its usual services.

MyBus usually uses its small fleet of buses to offer affordable and accessible transport to around 20 groups which are unable to access suitable public transport, as well as running a lunch club at Scoonie Bowling Club.

However, days before the lockdown started, the team decided to stop its services, feeling it would be putting the health of its users at risk.

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Now, instead of bringing the users to the meals, it is bringing the meals to them.

“A lot of people at the lunch club rely on our service,” said owner Mary Parry.

“We do the lunches, and we do shopping as well – not just for our users, but for anyone who might be struggling.

“We want people to be aware. Some people have phoned up who didn’t know we were doing this.”

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The team of six are now making and delivering around 15-20 meals every day, offering a multi-choice menu which has included lamb, smoked haddock and haggis.

As well as offering the meals, the team are also keeping in touch with the users.

“They are some of the most isolated people,” she said.

“They have already been socially isolated before. They’ve found it difficult at times to come out and mix.

“Hopefully people will still feel like they are part of the group. If anyone wants to know more about the service, please get in touch.”

You can contact Mary on 07436 810 360 or on 01333 429 066.

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