The current COVID-19 crisis presents London based food production company, Mustard Foods with an opportunity to feed frontline staff who are fighting the battle against the coronavirus.
The economic effect of the COVID-19 crisis has hit our communities hard. Small businesses have had to close their doors as many cities go into lock down. More than ever, it is in times such as this that everyone needs to show leadership.
For Mustard Foods the crisis presented us with numerous obstacles and challenges, but it also presented us with numerous opportunities – opportunities to show leadership by not only assisting in feeding our local communities, but by providing food for our frontline personnel who are risking their health to care for those in need.
“The coronavirus decimated our food production business that supplied 32 of the top high street restaurant groups. Considering the current circumstances, as a community, it is imperative that we come together to support our community, especially those on the frontline, as well as local businesses and do what we can to help one another during this time”, said James Durrant, Mustard Foods Co-Founder and Director.
As a community organisation, we are delighted that we are able to support the staff at St George’s Hospital in Tooting with one meal a day. We are doing this in conjunction with @CriticalNHS an organisation that was set up this past week to assist the local community.
We are also in talks with the local community to try and assist the hospital personnel to access food for themselves as well as their families by placing a freezer on site where staff can order food at cost, and collect on site on their way home.
Mustard Foods is also supplying Wimbledon Fire Station with some meals this week and we are in talks with them as to how we can further support them in this regard. This is a work in progress but we are excited that we are able to help feed our frontline staff in our local community.
“When we choose community over self-interest we change lives, including our own”, said James Durrant.
Durrant added, “On behalf of the Mustard foods team, I would like to thank many of our customers, followers and supporters for their ongoing support”.
Our priority for the coming week is to continue working with our local community, doing what we can to ensure that we ease the burden of those working the frontlines to save lives.
We also currently have capacity to assist other hospitals and frontline workers with their catering needs. To our frontline services across the borough, we are here to help – please contact us if you require any support with catering or require any additional information, please get in touch with us on [email protected].
You can assist us in supporting the front line staff at St George’s Hospital by donating to @criticalNHS who are raising funds for St George’s Hospital –
James Durrant, Co-Founder and Director
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