Staff at Humberside business Young’s Foodservice have donated Christmas gifts to more than 80 Orchard Care Homes residents.
Residents who are not able to see friends or family this Christmas were picked out by Orchard’s home managers for donations.
Tracey Tomlinson, Group Head of Sales and Marketing at Orchard Care Homes, said: “What a generous gesture this is from Young’s Foodservice.
“We are delighted that thanks to the generosity of the Young’s employee shoebox initiative, smiles will be brought to the faces of residents who may otherwise be feeling lonely.
“Orchard Care Homes has been working with different companies for several years to ensure that there is a thought for each and every one of our residents at Christmas, and we will be working hard to deliver those packages this week.”
Victoria Sterling, Young’s Foodservice Business Account Manager working with Orchard Care Homes, added: “Young’s Foodservice is delighted to be able to help Orchard Care Homes bring a smile to residents’ faces this festive season. Christmas is always seen as an important time for families, but it is important that we remember all those that may feel lonely during this time.”
Orchard Care Homes launched a partnership with Young’s Foodservice earlier this year, when Young’s Development Chef Joel Carr hosted a hands on training day with over 15 cooks to highlight how they could use fish within a variety of dishes that are quick and simple to prepare, are nutritionally fortified, and strongly flavoured.
He also showed them how best to make use of leftovers, such as vegetables and potato skins (see Something’s fishy at Orchard Care Homes).