Two local children’s homes will enjoy five star dining experiences for at least a week after receiving meals donated by Walsall College’s Littleton Restaurant.
Restaurant manager, Lee Bate presented the two homes with a range of meals prepared by kitchen staff. These included soups, casseroles, pies and curries.
Deb Rajania: “While switching to online learning and staying in close contact with all our students has been extremely important to the college, we have also been keen to reach out to those in the community needing support while social distancing measures remain in place.
“The college is pleased to be doing all we can to ensure people stay safe and are cared for. This includes being able to eat well.”
The two children’s homes are council facilities that support children and young people outside of a family setting and provide a home for a number of children and young people from ages of 11 to 16.
Councillor Chris Towe, Portfolio holder for Education and Skills said: “It is wonderful that during such a challenging time for the nation, Walsall College have come forward and provided in this way. It is evidence of their commitment to young people in Walsall and makes me proud to work with them.”
Councillor Tim Wilson, Portfolio holder for Children added: “For the restaurant to donate this food to some of our most vulnerable children and young people shows the strength of our partnership working in Walsall. The provision of these healthy meals has been an immense help at a time where so much has changed for all our residents as we adhere to national guidance regarding staying indoors and social distancing.”