What we are doing to protect our Clients and Volunteers
Washing hands and wearing masks on entering the kitchen premises.
Volunteers with any symptoms indicating they may have Covid19 will stay home rather than risk exposing Clients and Volunteers.
Volunteers delivering meals to Clients will exercise the maximum precautions – Mask – Space – Sanitise.
Those working in the kitchen are asked to wear a mask.
BCMoW have exclusive use of the kitchen facilities.
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.
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.