Brian McAnaney and Co from ROC Solid have delivered just under 1,000 nutritious “home cooked” meals to ROC Solid clients and people in Newton Aycliffe and Billingham during lockdown in recent months.
We have proactively sought funding – £17,500 in all – to give extra support in these unprecedented times. We partnered with King’s Church in Darlington, which runs an in-house cafe, for the meals.
We put out local adverts to identify people outside of ROC Solid who needed help and for months we collected shopping lists, did the shopping and delivered the bags to the doorsteps of hard-pressed families. Other agencies also referred individuals to us.
Big thanks to the finance team too – there were dozens of receipts to handle!