Malton Cookery School are supporting NHS workers as well as those who are elderly, vulnerable and housebound in the local community by providing delicious ‘Made in Malton’ meals.
Head Tutor Gilly Robinson has this week begun providing the service which will be available every Wednesday during the crisis.
The meals, which will have a focus on locally sourced produce, will be available to be collected from local butcher Paul Potts at Food2Remember in Talbot Yard.
In addition to the meals, each Saturday the Ryedale Volunteer Network have organized for the Malton Lions to distribute meals to the most vulnerable and isolated people in our community.
Director of Visit Malton Tom Naylor Leyland said: “This is a real community effort from Yorkshire’s Food Capital. The Cookery School facility is being provided by the Fitzwilliam Malton Estate, with initial funding coming through the Earl Fitzwilliam Charitable Trust.
“Visit Malton are coordinating the project, Paul Potts at Food 2 Remember is providing ingredients, storage and distribution while other key ingredients are being supplied at very favourable rates from local businesses such as Paleys and The Yorkshire Pasta Company. Working in partnership with The Ryedale Volunteer Network means we can safely reach out to the most vulnerable and isolated members of the community and I am grateful for the assistance of Malton Lions who will be doing the doorstep deliveries every Saturday”
Gilly Robinson, Head Tutor at Malton Cookery School added: “The model we have created here in Malton is hopefully going to be replicated right across Ryedale. The Ryedale Volunteer Network intend to set up a similar project in Pickering and they are looking for other chefs with access to commercial kitchens to expand the whole concept.
“We are so grateful for the effort being put in by our NHS workers so, as well as helping to sustain the local community, we are delighted to offer this nutritious food to the frontline workers as a small token of our appreciation”
For the midweek NHS meals, frontline workers need to pre-register their request by emailing email@example.com calling 07557 200526.