Food4Heroes Kernow rolls out to support care home staff

Food4Heroes Kernow rolls out to support care home staff

Posted by admin on June 8,2020

The Food4Heroes Kernow scheme has teamed up with Cornwall Care to supply care workers with delivered meals prepared by the county’s top chefs from Monday 8th June.

The team of volunteer chefs will initially prepare around 550 meals per day, which will be delivered to 13 care homes across Cornwall, including Launceston, Liskeard, Wadebridge, Truro, St Austell, Newquay, Falmouth, Helston, St Ives and Callington.

The freshly prepared meals will be stored in fridges on site for 24 hour access by workers as they come off shift. Food4Heroes Kernow was launched on 22nd April, spearheaded by Kate Holborow, The High Sheriff of Cornwall, and James Strachan, owner of the St Enodoc Hotel, and has to date provided over 10,000 meals for Cornwall’s Community Hospitals.

Like many frontline provisions, care homes across the UK have faced immense pressure during the Covid-19 pandemic. Anne Thomas, our CEO explains: “At a time when lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease across the UK, the real social and economic impact of Covid-19 is being felt.

Many of our staff have family members that have sadly lost their jobs. Everyone at Cornwall Care has been working tirelessly during this difficult time, and I know they are incredibly grateful for this service being provided by the Food4Heroes Kernow team.

Not only will the meals be available to our residential home staff; they will also be accessed by our care team working out in the community.”

Nutritiously balanced meals will be prepared from the St Enodoc Hotel in Rock, led by Executive Chef Guy Owen, as well as at Rock-based Fee’s Food, The Fox’s Revenge in Summercourt and The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth and supported by a team of top chefs from eateries across the county.

Volunteer drivers have been recruited to deliver the meals on a daily basis into the residential homes.

To continue to provide this crucial service, Food4Heroes Kernow is encouraging anyone who wants to support the scheme to donate.

With a growing army of around 35 volunteers in Cornwall, including chefs, delivery drivers and marketing and PR individuals, the initiative not only provides busy frontline staff with hearty meals at the end of a long shift, but, by purchasing locally sourced ingredients for the meals, is also supporting the economy of local food producers and suppliers.

Donations can be made by contacting Kate Holborow at

Follow the team of chefs and keep up-to-date by following @food4heroeskernow on Instagram.