Merry Xmas from BCMoW
No food service on the following dates:
25 Dec Friday – Xmas Day
28 Dec Monday – Bank Holiday
1 Jan Friday- New Year’s Day
BCMoW has joined “Amazon Smile”. If you use Amazon to buy things, you can now select us as your charitable cause in the “Smile” section. At no cost to yourself, Amazon will give us a small donation each time you order through them.
A big thank you to Bedale Bowling Green Society for the generous donation. This will go a long way to keep costs of our service affordable to those that require help in our community.
Going Strong After 5 Years
BCMoW was established on 15 August 2015 and we started serving meals in September 2015. We will be 5 years old on 15 August 2020!
We have served over 17,000 meals since September 2015, and aim to serve another 17,000 in the next 5 years!
A BIG “Thank you” to all our volunteers for supporting us through the years and especially during the recent challenging times. Demand has obviously increased recently, but our volunteers have coped well – and we have continued to operate at full capacity.
The upgraded Kitchen ventilation in Chantry Hall has been completed – what a difference!
Thank you to E&P Electrical of Bedale and Ward’s of York – great job.
Chantry Hall will be installing improved kitchen ventilation at the end of June. BCMoW will temporarily relocate to the kitchen at Dales Centre. Thank you to “Dales Centre” for allowing us exclusive use of their kitchen facility.
Thank you to Hambleton Council for the Grant that will help us cover the additional expenses incurred due to COVID 19.
During the COVID 19 crisis we continue to work as normal – our volunteers are also cooking and delivering meals on Bank Holidays – well done and thank you to our volunteers!
A special thank you to Askquith’s the Butcher and Food Weighouse in Bedale and to Carricks Fish in Snape for ensuring we have supplies to provide meals to the vulnerable in our community.
Meals on Wheels aims to continue to operate through this difficult time. We have temporarily increased the number of meals we serve in the area – to cover more vulnerable Clients.
St Gregory’s Church have been important in our success to continue our meal service to the vulnerable in the local community during the COVID 19 crisis. They have given BCMoW “exclusive” use of Chantry Hall. No other organisation or group can use the hall for any activity. This is fantastic support, as it means we can be assured we have a safe environment to work from.
We are doing our utmost to continue our service, but we cannot rule out entirely – for reasons beyond our control – the possibility may arise that we may need to stop our service at short notice. But, we are doing our best to avoid this!
The response to our call for volunteer kitchen helpers and deliverers has been fantastic – thank you to Facebook Group – Bedale Covid-19 Mutual Aid – for helping us to identify volunteers. We are now fully covered, and even have a backup list of deliverers! Also, a few backup volunteer cooks! Thank you to all.
Thank you to “Thorp Perrow Arboretum” for their kind donation of fresh food for our Clients. What a wonderful gift – this has made the difficult job of procuring enough fresh food, much easier. Thank you.
The Food Standards Agency inspected us on 21 Feb 2020 and we retained our 5 Star rating! Well done to all our Volunteers.
A few of our wonderful volunteers enjoying a sandwich lunch at our get together in January. Since September 2015, Bedale Meals on Wheels has served over 15,000 meals .
BCMoW recognises that the support of St Gregory’s has been very important to our success over the last 4 years.