Encore Care Homes residents were delighted to receive food donated by Hilton Bournemouth this week.
The hotel was one of many forced to closed their doors last week due to the coronavirus lockdown. Instead of throwing its fresh food away, the hotel chose to donate it to Encore Care Homes residents in Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole.
Fiona Radford, Sales and Marketing Director at Encore Care Homes, (pictured receiving the donation) said: “It’s been wonderful to receive this kind gesture of fresh food. Our own suppliers are working hard to keep us well stocked and this will give our residents more to enjoy during this challenging time. We can’t wait to see what our talented chefs and catering teams will create in the kitchen!
“Having worked previously in the hospitality and tourism sector, it’s become apparent that we share the same people focused skills and behaviours. We are now looking for new team members in our care homes from this background, as they are so transferable and relevant.”
Jon Fisher, Director of Sales of Hilton Bournemouth, added: “With the current situation, it wouldn’t be responsible to let our food go to waste. We’ve provided food for our staff and recognised the needs of the wider community. Hilton Hotels have many ongoing actions in the community and volunteer groups in each region, where we’re working hard to give something back during these unprecedented times.”