Published 7 April 2020.
DE&S has donated food from a cancelled event to the NHS
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Like many recent social events, the annual Land HQ Army dinner was postponed this year due to COVID-19. The annual dinner is usually an opportunity to bring together the entire Army cohort from across the Abbey Wood site, and when it was confirmed the dinner wouldn’t go ahead, Land HQ were determined to make sure the food wouldn’t got to waste.
Major Josh Tester and Major Ed Petrie explored various options to distribute the meals, eventually getting in touch with the South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust where the first responder crews and call centre staff were happy to receive the gifted food.
The Aramark staff at DE&S kindly supplied food containers which were used to transport roughly 75 meals including fishcakes and fries, and chicken Dijon and mashed potatoes to the ambulance responders site in Filton.
Thanks to the initiative of our colleagues in Land HQ, a number of deserved people were able to enjoy the donated food.