The generosity of communities and local businesses in East Anglia is fuelling Chestnut pubs and restaurants aid to NHS workers.
Chestnut have now raised £25,000 to facilitate 10,000 free meals to NHS and care frontline workers.
Launched just 12 days ago, over 1,000 meals have already been supplied to Hospitals and Care Homes.
800 weekly meal deliveries have already been delivered to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and Colchester Hospital.
Chestnut has now broadened their appeal to help care homes in need.
Care packages are being delivered to Davers Court and Glastonbury Court Care Homes in Bury St Edmunds and the first meals to a Sue Ryder care centre in Ipswich.
Chestnut has also joined forces with Newmarket Festival coordination group to deliver 1,000 meals to support local communities in Newmarket and surrounding villages. An initiative that will hopefully expand to other community groups within the region.
Following demand, Chestnut will be making available a second kitchen at The Crown, Stoke by Nayland, with more of their 11 pubs and restaurants to follow, as requirements increase.
Philip Turner, Founder and Managing Director of Chestnut said: “The impact of coronavirus extends beyond frontline NHS workers, so it feels right to increase our target to 20,000 meals.
“Our brilliant team of volunteers are working hard behind the scenes, cooking, packing and delivering meals each week, but we need your help to keep going.
“Having personally delivered a lot of the meals to the hospitals and care homes in the region, I have seen first-hand the stressful conditions on the frontline.
“For a brief moment we can make their day a little brighter, this is the difference that donations to the Giving Tree can make to people’s lives. Thank you to all our donors.”
Just £25 will fund 10 meals for people that need them the most – any support big or small will make a huge difference. If you would like to donate, or know of any communities, care homes or hospitals that need support please visit our website.