Although most of us are spending a lot of time safe in our homes during this pandemic. There are thousands of critical frontline workers who are working tirelessly and risking their lives on a daily basis to fight Coronavirus. We were determined to find a way to show them that we were grateful for everything that we were doing to protect and care for us all.
Naturally, food is what we do best so it made perfect sense for us to provide some of the frontline hero’s with some wholesome food. Enter Feed The Heroes, a wonderful grassroots initiative set up by Cian O’Flaherty. His initial ambition was to raise €1,000 to buy a few meals but it has seen funds of over €1,000,000 raised and served almost 80,000 meals to our nation’s frontline workers. You can find out more or get involved here.
Those who are working on the frontlines are having to dig deeper than ever at the moment. They are working longer shifts, with little time or facilities to cook food. The food that’s donated helps to sustain these exhausted workers where they might not otherwise have been able to have a nourishing meal.
Restaurants, take aways and caterers across the country are pulling together to offer generous donations of food. The meals are delivered to staff at the Covid-19 testing centres, hospitals, HSE contact tracing, the National Ambulance Service and the Fire Brigade.
It was decided that our meals would be best suited to the National Ambulance Service who are currently operating out of Dublin Fire Brigade units. They have 12 stations across Dublin. Usually the shift team prepare food in house but all extra personnel have been moved to Covid-19 test centres or contact tracing so their catering has stopped. Our drivers delivered cooler bags to all the stations packed full of our meals and treats, all prepared by hand in our kitchens in Bray. A small token perhaps but we were delighted that we could play our part to help to fuel the frontline.
Of course, it goes without saying how proud we are of our own heroes in The Butler’s Pantry. Our staff have continued to work tirelessly around the clock under very challenging circumstances. They are adhering to the strictest health and safety measures and doing so with big smiles on their faces! We will continue to work together so that we can service our wonderful customers in our local communities with real good food.
Thank you to all our health heroes, stay positive and keep fighting, we will get through this.