More than 50 vulnerable people in Preston are being fed each day thanks to a kind-hearted community chef.Advertisement
Chris Murray set up the ‘Ashton on Ribble Here For Humanity’ service to help those self-isolating or struggling for a hot meal.
He is using the kitchens at Evan’s Fish and Chips in Blackpool Road to cook up the meals each afternoon before they are delivered across Ashton and other nearby areas.
Much of the food comes from the charity FareShare which distributes excess or near to date food from supermarkets and wholesalers.
The meals go to the city’s homeless, who are being housed in many properties by the Foxton Centre and others, as well as elderly or those registered as vulnerable people.
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Alongside meals then Chris is also dropping off donated fruit and vegetables to those not able to get out.
He is now appealing for donations of food to keep the service going as well as volunteer delivery drivers.
Food can be dropped at Evan’s in Blackpool Road or you can email Io.firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re able to help with delivering the meals from 4pm each day or for people to help cook alongside Chris too.
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You can also join the Ashton-on-Ribble Here For Humanity Facebook group
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