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Meal Makers launched by Maureen Watt, Minister for Public Health

December 19, 2014

Meal Makers, a food sharing project from The Food Train that helps to reduce isolation and health inequalities in Dundee, has been formally launched by Maureen Watt, Minister for Public Health.

Meal Makers logoAn online web platform has been set up to connect volunteers with older people who might benefit from an extra meal.  Once a ‘cook’ and ‘diner’ have been matched the cook will prepare an extra meal in their own home and deliver it to their diner at a time agreed by both parties. Meal shares can occur as often as the cook and diner would like - weekly, fortnightly or just occasionally.

Recipients of the meals will be identified by agencies who are in contact with older people, or will be able to register themselves.

The Scottish Government has provided an initial £100,000 to set up the project over two years, match funded by the Rank Foundation.

Read the full story on the Scottish Government website.

Visit the Meal Makers website at https://mealmakers.org.uk/

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