Published: Thursday 18th March 2021
Kind-hearted staff at Leicester care home, Mountview, are selflessly donating stock from their own kitchens alongside generous donations from the local community to provide essential food packages to local people and families who have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns.
The care home team partnered with the MBC Foodbank Hub and Christ Of King Church food drive, who are both committed to caring for the community, to create essential food packages including tinned meat, fish and fruit as well as sweet treats such as biscuits, chocolate and gummy sweets.
The food contributions from the Mountview team will go some way to helping ensure that local families and homeless people do not go without due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Residents at the care home helped staff organise stock and pack bags ready to be delivered to the charity. Resident, Barbara Wood, who has lived at the home since April 2020, said, ‘I think it is excellent that our team wanted to be involved in helping out the community at such an unprecedented time. It is a true testament to their commitment to caring and nurturing for the people around them’.
General Manager, Selina Leone, and driving force for the donations said, ‘There are so many people throughout the nation that have been heavily impacted by this virus. When we heard the heart-breaking accounts of how some families and their children were not able to obtain the food they needed, it became apparent that we could really help. Everyone at the home has rallied round to gather as many donations as possible and it has been incredibly rewarding to know that we have helped families in the area’.
Registered Care Manager, Stacie Weaver, said, ‘The team over at the MBC Foodbank Hub are incredible in the work that they do, delivering vital support to those that need it the most in our local community, and we just wanted to do our bit to help. The response has been fantastic, and we are really grateful to everyone who has made it possible to spread kindness around a community that continuously supports us and our residents’.
Mountview care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes, provides 24-hour residential and dementia care, offering high-quality personalised care on an inclusive fee basis. The home is currently welcoming new residents for short and long term placements and loved ones are able to visit in dedicated Covid-safe social rooms (subject to current guidelines). Upon moving into Mountview, the team will facilitate organising a Covid-19 vaccination on your behalf. For more information about Mountview, contact Selina Leone on 0116 303 3303 or visit http://www.idealcarehomes.co.uk