The team at Kittys Showbar, Liverpool, have become community heroes after cooking and delivering daily meals for the elderly, NHS and care workers since lockdown began.

Pub partner, Billy Montgomery-Coughlin, is working alongside The Morgan Foundation, who are helping to fund the project, to provide 60 meals to vulnerable people in his community, delivered Wednesday to Sunday. The pub is currently supplying Mazenod Court, and many other vulnerable residents living in the area, in an effort to support those unable to obtain essential items as a result of lockdown measures.

The pub, owned by Hawthorn Leisure, a community pub operator which owns more than 700 pubs across Scotland, England and Wales, started the initiative as they were aware that many in the community were self-isolating, many relying on others to provide them with supplies. By delivering a freshly cooked meal 5 times a week, they hope that they can make life easier for those struggling in their community. This is an option open not only to the elderly in the community, but also NHS and care workers who get in contact with the pub.

Billy said, “Here at Kittys Showbar, we are fortunate to be in a position to help those in the community who are struggling. We’re working hard to supply freshly cooked meals to anyone in the area who is in need of them. We’re also incredibly lucky to have the support of The Morgan Foundation, who are helping to keep costs down for us, allowing us to continue to offer this service.”

Hawthorn Leisure CEO, Mark Davies, said: “It is more important than ever that we work together as a community, and we are delighted to see our partners working at the heart of their communities. Please continue the great work!”

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