THE fabulous ChefAid Letterkenny programme will come to an end next month, the group has confirmed.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, the service grew to a point where it has been delivering over 2,000 hot meals to elderly and vulnerable people in the community each week. The last meals will be delivered on Friday-week next, June 5.
Over the past 10 weeks, the ChefAid project – funded through donation of fin ace and supplies – has shown the true meaning of community spirit.
ChefAid Letterkenny began on March 23 with the first meals delivered on March 28 to 40 people in the greater Letterkenny area.
A team of voluntary chefs, drivers and volunteers, with the aid of Letterkenny Community Development Project and Honeypot Coffee House joined forces.
Over the past 10 weeks this has steadily grown to the delivery of 300 meals every day, seven days a week.
In a message today, the group said: “We are now entering the 2nd phase of the Government/Health Authorities easing of the restrictions caused by COVID 19 in our community. Businesses are opening, some people are going back to work and ChefAid will also be winding down.
“We are fortunate that enough funding has been allocated to enable us to continue to provide meals for the upcoming weeks. Our Completion Date for ChefAid LK will be Friday 5th of June 2020.”
The GoFundMe page, which raised a whopping €32,000 to keep the service alive over the last 10 weeks, has now closed.
ChefAid Letterkenny added: “We wish to thank all of you for the amazing support you have given to this project.”Tags: