The Cumberland News featured us in early December. It's been great to see feedback from loads of people. Some have contacted us asking for meals, others have
offered to help. We ALWAYS need more volunteers, but we also need to get the word out about how good this service is. Our goal is to see more people get our meals, because we know so many are in need. The Cumberland News has helped us in this, so a big thank-you to them. As the report mentions, eventually, we would like to see our work expanded out into other towns in the region. It's quite an ambition, something given time we hope will fall into place. For now, it's about building the service in Carlisle and looking for new opportunities to serve.
Welcome to our new website, it’s taken a little time to get something together. Perhaps it’s not surprising as our staff are often rushed off their feet - but that’s good in a way. Our thanks are due to Cumbria County Council who helped in providing a grant to get this website up and running.
This spring and summer has been a good time for us as we’ve welcomed many new customers. Of course, it’s not any easy journey making the decision not to cook for yourself, or at least, to cook less. However, we like the idea of folks being in their own home, so making it easier for our customers to remain there is a priority.
We’re heading for a more challenging season as colder weather comes. Last year we had quite a battle with snow to get our meals out. One day we were quite literally ‘snowed up’ but our friends with 4x4s got us moving the next day. This year? - we’ll have to wait and see, but in the meantime there’s plenty to do, after all, it’s only autumn. One thing worth thinking about is getting the flu jab in time - if you are older or in poor health it’s an important safeguard.