Falkirk hotel serving up 100 free meals a day for those in need

A Falkirk hotel is stepping up to the plate for its community during the coronavirus lockdown.

By Jonathon Reilly
Thursday, 7th May 2020, 12:30 pm

Staff at The Orchard have been giving up their time to serve up support for those who need it most, cooking up at least 100 meals a day for free for Camelon Community Hub and the Kersiebank Food Project in Grangemouth.

In turn, these organisations have been able to distribute the food to several Falkirk district residents facing hardship.

Owner Zoe Lynch said: “Long-term, we would like to be able continue to support the local community long after our business is able to re-open.

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The Orchard Hotel chefs Michael James and Iain Hamilton preparing free meals for distribution during lockdown. Picture: Michael Gillen.

“We would like to thank Iain Goodall of Camelon Community Hub, Lorna and Liam of Kersiebank Food Project and Janice from Falkirk Delivers for all their help and of course all the wonderful Orchard staff for their sustained efforts.”

The Kerse Lane venue has itself received support in the form of donations from its local Rainbow Muslim Women’s Group.

Zoe added: “We would be pleased to accept any donations whatsoever to help continue our efforts.

“Particularly, we would be grateful for any commercial kitchen cleaning products, food containers and foods.

“We are in need of extra freezing space so freezers are of a priority if anyone has anything available. Extra large oven gastro trays would also be helpful.”