KBK’s food donation boosts morale for NHS nurses and local care home05.09.20
Lockdown was a difficult time for all of us, but especially those working and living in high-risk environments. The Claremont Lodge Care Home in Salford is local to KBK headquarters, and we knew that they were all struggling under quarantine.
Having not seen friends and family for weeks, the residents were struggling to keep morale high. Some of the nurses who cared for them had chosen to move into the residence, foregoing their own family time, to reduce the possibility of contamination that would put the residents at risk.
The nurses were under a lot of pressure and working on the front line. After a long day at work, the last thing any of the nurses wanted to do was cook dinner.
We stepped in to help. As a way to show our gratitude to the NHS workers and to help the care home out however we could, KBK decided to give a food donation of 50 of our meals and a variety of snacks to the residence.
As everyone came out onto the streets for the 8 p.m. Thursday Clap for the NHS, we showed our appreciation by handing over a mixture of our favourite meals. The staff and nurses were extremely grateful! For a day or two they would be able to skip cooking, while ensuring that all residents enjoyed healthy and tasty meals.
As difficult as it was, lockdown was a time where the whole of the country managed to come together as a community and help each other wherever they could. On International Day of Charity, we want to make sure that we don’t lose this feeling!
You might not feel like you have a lot to give; but charity can mean many different things. We are very proud of our meals and were glad of the opportunity to carry out a food donation. However, that’s not to say you should do exactly the same. For you, charity could be making a cake for a neighbour, or helping out with community projects.