Falkirk cafe feeding emergency services amid Covid-19 crisis

A Falkirk cafe has set up a delivery and takeaway service to ensure key workers are well fuelled during the coronavirus emergency.

By Jonathon Reilly
Monday, 4th May 2020, 12:30 pm

The Fork and Mustard is providing lunches for NHS staff, ambulance crews, police and firefighters while abiding by social distancing rules.

Louise and Edward McMaster, who own the Glebe Street eatery, originally planned to feed emergency service workers for free, however, those on the frontline told the management duo they were happy to pay for their sandwiches in order to support a local business.

An agreement was then reached, resulting in special meal deal discounts for key workers.

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The Fork and Mustard in Falkirk remains open for takeaway and is supplying food to emergency service workers. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Louise, who has taken on two delivery drivers to support the initiative, is only too aware of the challenges facing those on the frontline as her son works as a nurse in Birmingham.

She said: “We’ve given about 20 sets of sandwiches each day to the ambulance crew.

“We were doing 80 meals a day. It’s out of our pocket.”