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Malton Cookery School to provide meals for the vulnerable & NHS workers

Malton Cookery School is supporting the local community as Head Tutor Gilly Robinson will this week begin providing delicious ‘Made in Malton’ meals to those who are elderly, vulnerable and housebound as well as to frontline NHS workers.

Meals for NHS workers will be available every Wednesday during the crisis by pre-ordering through Visit Malton and can be collected from local butcher Paul Potts at Food2Remember in Talbot Yard (for how to order, please see below).

In addition, each Saturday, the Ryedale Volunteer Network have organized for the Malton Lions to distribute meals to the most vulnerable and isolated people in our community.

Tom Naylor Leyland Director of Visit Malton said: “This is a real community effort from Yorkshire’s Food Capital. The Cookery School facility is being provided by Fitzwilliam Malton Estate, initial funding has come through the Earl Fitzwilliam Charitable Trust, we at Visit Malton are coordinating the project, Paul Potts at Food 2 Remember is providing ingredients, storage and distribution while other key ingredients are being supplied at very favourable rates from local businesses such as Paleys and The Yorkshire Pasta Company.

Working in partnership with The Ryedale Volunteer Network means we can safely reach out to the most vulnerable and isolated members of the community and I am grateful for the assistance of Malton Lions who will be doing the doorstep deliveries every Saturday”

Gilly Robinson – Head Tutor at Malton Cookery School added: “The model we have created here in Malton is hopefully going to be replicated right across Ryedale. The Ryedale Volunteer Network intend to set up a similar project in Pickering and they are looking for other chefs with access to commercial kitchens to expand the whole concept. We are so grateful for the effort being put in by our NHS workers so, as well as helping to sustain the local community, we are delighted to offer this nutritious food to the frontline workers as a small token of our appreciation.”

For the midweek NHS meals, frontline workers need to pre-register their request by emailing [email protected] or calling 07557 200526. Mark can then confirm availability to save any unnecessary journeys or disappointment.

Those living in or close to Malton are also being supported by ‘Malton Delivers‘, where the community can still enjoy their favourite produce at home.


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