Chef Becky Holbrook also volunteers with Plymouth youth charity Barefoot, and knew that the pub would have lots of fresh food that would otherwise be unused and thrown away.
Jon Dingle, a youth worker with Barefoot, said: “We work with a lot of young people and their families in Ernesettle and Whitleigh, and know that many families are struggling even more than usual as a result of all the Covid restrictions.
Becky said: “As well as working as a chef, I’m training to be a youth worker, so I know there are families in need across the city. The food was all in date, it just wouldn’t be sold.”
Two donations have been made so far, as various restrictions have been imposed. The first included 360 eggs, salad, mushrooms, pies and orange juice, and had all been given to Plymouth families within 2 days.
Jon continued: “Those living in areas like Ernesettle and Whitleigh are experiencing tough living conditions on a daily basis, but unless you’re living it, you don’t always realise. This food donation enabled families to eat proper meals for a few days.”
Any businesses who would like to donate excess food stock to Plymouth families can contact Jon on email@example.com or get in touch via the Barefoot Facebook page.