This could be an important lifeline.
As the Government prepares new rules on social distancing, set to be announced this afternoon, a Cork company has turned over its full capacity to producing low-cost meals to deliver to Cork’s most vulnerable.
Secret Recipes started filling orders from their Ballincollig kitchen today, offering two options:
- A Vulnerable Citizens Meal Box: Seven lunches and seven dinners for €35
- A Vulnerable Family Meal Box: Five main course and side dishes plus 10 portions of fresh soups for four people: €50
The company, which can produce up to 10,000 portions per day, also announced plans to support partner charities – customers can order these meal deliveries for family members or go to the donation page and donate any number of meals packs to Meals on Wheels, Age Action or St Vincent de Paul.
Deliveries can be made anywhere highlighted in green on this map:
If the queues outside McDonald’s in Douglas on their final day were anything to go by, not all of us are entirely comfortable in the kitchen. Cooking skills aside, there are also plenty of people for whom physical limitations make cooking difficult or even impossible.
Then there’s families who are social distancing to protect elderly relatives, not to mention healthcare workers and medical staff; it’s not easy to put a homemade dinner on the table when you’ve been battling coronavirus on a hospital ward all night.
For many, this could be an alternative to living on sandwiches and microwave noodles for the coming weeks. It might even prevent a family you know from going hungry.
Order for yourself or a loved one or donate a meal to charity here.