BaxterStorey creates over one million meals for NHS staff

Hospitality provider BaxterStorey has provided over one million free nutritious meals to support front-line NHS staff across the UK since the start of the pandemic.

With many of its workplace dining and hospitality locations unable to operate during national lockdowns, BaxterStorey used its extensive local supply chain to provide daily meals to fuel workers from 45 NHS facilities across the UK as part of FeedNHS; a campaign aimed at delivering fresh meals to front-line NHS teams.

BaxterStorey colleagues volunteered their time to work from kitchens across London and the South up to Edinburgh and Aberdeen to create nutritious, fresh food for staff at NHS Hospitals, food banks, emergency services and community centres.

Noel Mahony, Co-Chief Executive at BaxterStorey, said: “We are immensely proud of our teams who have gone above and beyond to provide support to our NHS heroes during the most challenging time.
“Creating great nutritious food is what BaxterStorey does best and the support from our clients and colleagues has enabled us to increase the volume of free meals available to our front-line staff through the fantastic FeedNHS campaign.”

BaxterStorey’s clients have also supported the campaign. Royal Bank of Scotland provided space to develop over 28,000 meals for NHS staff across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation expressed their gratitude, saying, “We were conscious of the huge outpouring of support from the public for acute hospitals, but you were ready to recognise the equally extraordinary efforts of our community health staff in responding to COVID-19, and to add to the order filling the Hub in a Tub boxes with deliciousness for the district nurses and community health teams.”

To date, BaxterStorey has:
> raised over £2.5m third party donations via the WSH Foundation
> delivered over 860,000 meals to critical care teams (15 hospitals), ambulance and control > room teams (12 locations) and vaccination centre volunteers (11 locations) across London
> prepared 28,000 meals for NHS staff across Edinburgh and the Lothians (7 locations)
> prepared 2,000 free meals for NHS Grampian in kitchens provided generously by Halliburton
> delivered food first aid kits to lift the spirits of front-line staff across London, Essex, Hampshire and Surrey.