When COVID-19 first hit, our Woodvale and Kingsley centres had to be temporarily closed. Knowing how much our social centres mean to our customers, our main priority was to make sure that our customers felt a sense of belonging and continued to feel connected to their community during this time of social isolation. This is what sparked our idea to launch a meal service for our customers, delivering meals to their homes that not only nourished the body but also the soul.
What we found through this initiative is that in times of immense change, there is nothing better than a home-cooked meal delivered by a familiar and friendly face. It has also reminded us how good a lovely meal can make you feel. Whether it’s a dish that reminds you of a trip you loved or a family favourite from when you were young, the feel-good element of a nourishing meal cannot be denied.
When it came to making sure our meals got delivered to their destinations, we were delighted to have one of our customers, Jack, volunteer to help us reach our community. Jack and Yury have done an incredible act of service for others during this pandemic and made all of us at Community Vision proud. By ensuring that their fellow centre visitors felt connected during a trying time, Jack and Yury have had a big impact on the success of our meal project.
Both Jack and Yury are still regularly on the road delivering meals to the customers in our community, so if you see them around give them a wave!