Hot Line Meals Service (London)

Magnanimous Meals

Our plan is to provide daily hot nutritious meals to frail and elderly people who cannot shop or cook for themselves. These meals will be prepared, cooked, packed and delivered to their homes by our team of 175 devoted, trained and experienced volunteers, keeping users safe and in their own homes.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1066575)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£16,000

Amount raised

£32,102

Donations

11

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • We provide a vital antidote; nutritious daily freshly cooked meals to those who cannot shop or cook for it on their own.

    — Rachel Just, Trustee

  • Hot Line Meals is a lifeline!

    — Mr F.

  • Cooking for Hot Line Meals is a privilege! Can I even imagine what great impact my meals are having on the frail and vulnerable users?

    — Sara F, Volunteer

  • We provide a vital antidote; nutritious daily freshly cooked meals to those who cannot shop or cook for it on their own.

    — Rachel Just, Trustee

  • Cooking for Hot Line Meals is a privilege! Can I even imagine what great impact my meals are having on the frail and vulnerable users?

    — Sara F, Volunteer

  • Hot Line Meals is a lifeline!

    — Mr F.

Situation

There are a large & growing number of frail and older people living at home. With ongoing welfare & increasing cuts, it is becoming more difficult for them to stay safe & well in their own homes. They no longer have the strength to do their own shopping, cooking or clearing up & they are on low fixed incomes. Consequently, they cannot cook meals for themselves & would live on unhealthy convenience food or less & less food & rapidly become unwell & be at risk of having to move into a care home.

Solution

Our project Magnanimous Meals will solve the problem by organising our willing band of 175 volunteers to prepare, cook, pack and deliver individual meals to the frail and elderly people we have described. As well as the meal, the human contact provided by our delivering volunteers is an important social and welfare benefit, making sure all is well, and that users are able to unpack and access the meals, thus safeguarding their health, wellbeing and independence at home for as long as possible.