ONE of the most ambitious and ultimately successful short-terms projects ever undertaken by MFC Foundation has reached its goal.
Supporting an initiative set up by Applebridge CL, today (Friday August 28) saw the last of a staggering 30,000 meals delivered across the region at the end of a six-week project designed to cover the majority of the school holidays.
“It has been a staggering operation,” reflects Head of Foundation Helena Bowman.
“We’re so proud of and so thankful to everyone who has played a part in making this happen. Applebridge’s commitment has been incredible and we’re honoured they chose us as the vehicle to make their vision come to life. Quorn’s donations of sausages has been amazing and we really appreciate that. Middlesbrough Council helped us identify areas in the town in most need; out in East Cleveland we had a lot of help pinpointing areas and the effort there too has been substantial.”
Meals were prepared in the Riverside’s kitchens, packed and loaded into Applebridge vans and delivered to hubs in areas stretching between the Newport district in Middlesbrough to Skelton.
“It wouldn’t have been possible without the volunteers from the club, especially all the chefs, while the work of our staff and that of the Applebridge family has been exemplary and ensured this was a project that really did deliver.
“It truly has been a team effort.”
It is estimated that it has taken around 1,800 working hours spread across 30 days – five days a week for six weeks – to ensure the project’s success, what it set out to do, what it promised and what it delivered.