Over the past few weeks Norwich School has been making and delivering meals to people in need in Norwich. The initiative, which is a partnership with the Henderson Trust, who are delivering the meals, aims to get food out to vulnerable people primarily in the NR5 area of the city.
The meals are being made by the school’s catering team and so far, they have made and shared just under 1600 meals in just one week!
The idea came from the school’s Catering Manager, Darren Fitzpatrick, who wanted to use the school’s catering facilities to help the community, whilst it isn’t being used to feed the pupils at school. He is being supported by the school's kitchen staff and some members of the Norwich School Upper Six (Year 13) pupils, who are volunteering through the Norwich 8th Scout Group.
Darren said “I am extremely proud to be a part of this team helping the most vulnerable in our community have a nutritious, hot and healthy meal. The Norwich 8th Scout group are working incredibly hard and safely with the Norwich School catering team to deliver almost 1600 meals a week in conjunction with The Henderson trust.”
The team will continue to make and deliver the meals whilst the school is shut for the majority of pupils.
Henderson Trust is a local charity that aims to improve the lives of local people and the environment in the areas of Marlpit, Larkman, North and West Earlham in West Norwich (UK).