Image - Getty ImagesChelsea, with the help of their catering partner, will provide 78.000 meals to the vulnerable group of people and elderly. Throughout the upcoming 6 weeks, those, who were affected by the coronavirus pandemic, will receive meals from the West London side, the club has reported. Official statement says: “The meals, which are free of charge, are being prepared by our catering partner Levy and distributed daily for an initial period of six weeks, with 13,000 meals per week given.” “The initiative is aimed at helping NHS staff who are working long shifts and therefore may find it difficult to obtain good-quality food on a regular basis, and also forms part of our continued effort to support the most vulnerable in our community during the global coronavirus pandemic. “The meals will be provided to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust across their five local hospitals, including St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, Charing Cross Hospital in Fulham and Hammersmith Hospital.”
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said:“We are and have always been committed to supporting our communities, especially the vulnerable, and at this time we recognise this is more important than ever."
Chelsea Football Club will this week begin providing 78,000 meals to the National Health Service (NHS) and charities that support the elderly and vulnerable groups. 💙— Chelsea FC - #StayHomeSaveLives (@ChelseaFC) April 16, 2020
“Our owner, Roman Abramovich, has been instrumental in challenging us to find ways to support those in need and after we successfully launched the Refuge campaign and made the Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge available to the NHS, this was the priority so I am pleased to see it begin.”