Public recognition for community meals service.

Siân Gwenllian and Hywel Williams thank Age Cymru Gwynedd and Môn.

A daily meals distribution service for older people in Arfon and Anglesey has been praised by local politicians as Siân Gwenllian and Hywel Williams visited the Age Cymru centre, Bontnewydd which has been providing over 350 hot meals a week to local people since the start of the pandemic from their bases in Bontnewydd and Penygroes as well as Christmas lunch throughout December. 

The centre has also been working in partnership with Bontnewydd Community Council to provide hot lunches to residents of the area who are over seventy every Friday throughout December. 

The centre has seen a continuing increase in demand for the service and relies on the generosity of volunteers to distribute food throughout the area, including Councillor Peter Garlick who has been distributing meals around Bontnewydd. 

Sian Gwenllian MS and Hywel Williams MP said, 

'It was a pleasure to visit Age Cymru in Bontnewydd to see the hard work that goes into their food distribution service. The desire to help people, particularly those who are elderly, vulnerable or simply in need of a little extra support during these tough times is plain to see.’   

‘These schemes have been a lifeline for many of our most vulnerable constituents especially to those who have been shielding for health reasons.’     

'Many people remain apprehensive about venturing out to crowded places such as supermarkets, so the continuation of door-to-door meals provide much needed reassurance.’   

'These community initiatives have sprung-up across the constituency as a compassionate and caring response to the pandemic and it has been heartening to see local people pulling together and supporting each other.'

'We'd like to pay tribute to all the staff and volunteers involved with Age Cymru'r hot meals service, to those involved in making the food to those responsible for delivering it to residents.'  

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  • Catrin Gruffudd
    published this page in News 2020-12-14 11:24:37 +0000

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