Lunya donates free meals to our colleagues
Lunya, a local Liverpool restaurant and deli is generously donating free meals to hundreds of our colleagues across Merseyside, every fortnight until the end of 2021.
The restaurant, which has locations in Liverpool ONE and The Royal Albert Dock, will be donating 50 frozen meals to our charity’s key worker colleagues, every two weeks for the remainder of the year – that’s over 1,200 meals in total. Lunya have said the campaign is to support those who “are unlikely to have the time to look after themselves or their families at the moment.”
The donation has led our charity to recruit and provide paid employment for a person we support, who will deliver the meals to our colleagues across Merseyside. John, who has been seeking paid work for several years, collected the first set of 50 meals last week (30th March) accompanied by his support worker. John is supported by our team at Ritherup Lane in Rainhill and will be delivering the meals every fortnight to our colleagues across the region.
John Hughes, Director of Partnerships and Communities at Community Integrated Care said, “We were truly blown away by the generosity of Lunya and this incredible donation of free meals to our colleagues. This past year has been tough for many of them – but the support of from our communities and partner organisations has been phenomenal.”
He continued, “Even more, this offers a brilliant opportunity for John, a person we support in the North West who will be delivering the meals to our colleagues throughout the project. On behalf of everyone here at Community Integrated Care – a big thank you to Peter, Elaine and all of the team at Lunya for bringing joy to a thousand of our colleagues and helping John to achieve his dream of paid work.”
Peter Kinsella, Director at Lunya said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Community Integrated Care and supporting their hard-working colleagues, who have made so many personal sacrifices throughout the pandemic.”
He continued, “Free Lunya meals is our way of putting something back into our communities and saying a huge thank you to carers. Since the start of the pandemic we have provided over 6,000 free meals to NHS staff and other carers. We intend to carry on with this activity, as it’s too important not to, and hopefully brings a little ray of gastronomic sunshine into people’s lives.”