Food company delivers 1,500 free meals to Leeds hospital

A food company has donated 1,500 veggie 'fish and chip' meals to the cystic fibrosis ward at St James's Hospital in Leeds.

By Mark Lavery
Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 11:45 am
Senior Charge Nurse JasonSwarbrooke (left)  at St James's Hospital accepting the 1,500 free mealsfrom JJ Foodservice.
Senior Charge Nurse JasonSwarbrooke (left) at St James's Hospital accepting the 1,500 free mealsfrom JJ Foodservice.

JJ Foodservice, which has a branch in South Leeds, delivered 4,800 veggie fish fingers, 425kg of chips and 47kg of mushy peas to the ward, which cares for 400 adults.

Patricia Kilpatrick, director of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Care in the UK, said: “It was a relief to hear that a food company like JJ Foodservices could offer vulnerable cystic fibrosis patients who have to self-isolate for 12 weeks during the Covid-19 lockdown a next-day free delivery service to their door.

"Now the donation to the CF Unit at St James’s in Leeds for patients on the ward is fantastic. On behalf of the CF community we would like to say a very big thank you for the

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service you are offering and your very kind generosity during these difficult times.”

Sedat Kaan Hendekli, head of operations at JJ Foodservice, said, “Senior Charge Nurse Jason Swarbrooke and his team on the unit are doing an incredible job under

challenging circumstances. We were pleased we were able to do something small to help.”

JJ Foodservice has been listed as an ‘alternative supplier’ on the Cystic Fibrosis Trust website.

The company offers a contact-free next day home delivery service for orders placed by 9pm across 11 UK branches including to shielding and vulnerable customers.

In the past three weeks they had 180 independent care homes register an account because they can't get delivery slots with the supermarkets.