Thomas Franks Scotland, through the Thomas Franks’ Feeding Communities project, have worked tirelessly to bring to life a community kitchen project to feed the those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Our priority is to provide fresh, nutritious meals and to keep our location kitchens working for the benefit of those who most need our help at this time.

Thanks to generous donations from our clients, Thomas Franks Scotland have been able to support three charities by providing fresh and nutritious meals.

For three weeks, the Thomas Franks’ team will be preparing, cooking and packing fresh meals at St Leonards School in St Andrews, to be delivered to Transform Community in Dundee who provide temporary support and accommodation within the city and give vulnerable people opportunities to change their lives through the development of skills and St Mary’s Community Trust, who are part of the Rank foundation in Dundee.

Thomas Franks Scotland are also supporting Homestart East Lothian, which is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age.

Over the course of the next three weeks, Thomas Franks will provide just under 500 meals a week, ranging from cottage pie, chicken tikka masala with rice and apple sponge for dessert.

Kenny Leamy, Head of Operations in Scotland, commented, ‘Given the circumstances, we are just happy to be helping wherever we can. Seeing the smiles on the people’s faces when we dropped the food off was enough, just knowing we are going to help in some way. We are now hoping that we can raise some more money to feed as many people as we can.’

Andrew Maitland, Chief Operating Officer at St Leonards, stated that ‘St Leonards is proud to support the Thomas Franks’ Feeding Communities project.  Working together with our School Caterer at this challenging time and enabling food to be created, packaged and delivered locally to families who need it the most, is a way we can make a difference.  We are delighted to continue to be involved in this initiative, wherever we can.’Thomas Franks would like to take this opportunity to thank St Leonards School, as this initiative would not have been possible without them opening their kitchen enabling us to prepare meals. We would also like to thank our generous donors as without them, none of this would be possible.