The Meals from Marlow voluntary scheme is now delivering over 1150 meals a day, and Marlow Town Council is delivering up to 120 of those to vulnerable residents and schools locally.
The scheme, which launched at the end of March. provides meals to healthcare workers in local hospitals (Wycombe, Wexham Park, Frimley Park, Stoke Mandeville, St Marks), plus frontline workers and the vulnerable and deserving members of Marlow and surrounding areas.
Meals from Marlow is the brainchild of celebrity chef Tom Kerridge, Andy Agar and Chris Hughes, both of Brand Events and Pub in the Park. Together with Marlow Town Council and Dave Bull, Rector of All Saints Church, they were able to bring this voluntary initiative to life and arrange effective distribution. Mayor Richard Scott, Leader of the Council Jocelyn Towns and Town Clerk Hilary Martin are also trustees of the scheme, which is hoping to raise over £175,000 to fund at least 43,750 meals, prepared in Tom Kerridge’s production kitchen and operated entirely by volunteers.
Mayor Richard Scott said: “The Town Council continues to support Meals from Marlow and we’re delighted to see that 20,000 meals have now been delivered. This is a fantastic effort from everyone involved, and I’d like to offer particular thanks to the Pub in the Park team and Tom Kerridge for this brilliant initiative, and his generosity and hard work. Along with a big shout-out to all those volunteers who have stepped forward to help, this has really brought the community together. With a little more funding there will be enough to supply meals until the end of May, so please help by donating.”