South Norwood neighbours have started own meals on wheels

Inside Croydon

In the middle of all the chaos and uncertainty, community efforts to support the frail, elderly and vulnerable continue. In some cases, the community groups’ efforts have, literally, redoubled.

The South Norwood Community Kitchen was busy delivering hundreds of meals yesterday

The South Norwood Community Kitchen was presented with a dilemma when the coronavirus lockdown came. They would no longer be able to put together a delicious meal for the homeless and the working poor of their neighbourhood that they have been doing for the past couple of years every Saturday, using food that had been donated, was no longer being sellable by local supermarkets, or is grown on nearby allotments.

So instead, they decided to offer two meals each week, all expertly cooked in the kitchen of a local church and then bagged up and delivered to their regulars on Saturdays and, yesterday for the first time, on Tuesdays.

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