In support of our tenants dealing with rising food and fuel costs, Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation offered every BITMO managed home in Belle Isle the opportunity to access free meals during half term.
From Monday 30 May to Wednesday 1 June 2022, BITMO provided 182 individuals and families with free meals. With the help of our volunteers (pictured with BITMO CEO Deborah Kelly), we were able to serve a variety of meals each day from our community resource centre, the GATE. Alongside the meals, we offered further help and support, such as access to our school uniform exchange, foodbank vouchers and promoted the services BITMO offers, such as employment support sessions and digital help.
34 meal packs were also distributed to households in need. As photographed, each food pack contained long life foods and versatile ingredients, along with recipe cards with ideas for family and freezer-friendly meals.
BITMO’s Board were delighted to be able to offer this service across our neighbourhood at a time when households need help. Our CEO Deborah Kelly commented,
“It was wonderful to see our volunteers and colleagues spring into action to support the community. Being able to act quickly and responsively to meet real need is part of what makes working in housing so rewarding.”
This post was written by Carla Yeomans
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