Free Meals for Vulnerable People in Wellington

Chef Paul Orellana-Fitch and Fiona Gaffa from P Daddy’s Pop Up Kitchen

P Daddy’s Pop Up Kitchen donated twenty-five freshly made meals to Somerset charity CCS (The Community Council for Somerset) to deliver to elderly and vulnerable people in and around Wellington on Friday 22 May. P Daddy’s made the generous donation after hearing about CCS through one of the charity’s Talking Cafés Facebook LIVE! events.

Residents were very grateful for the nutritional and tasty dishes of chilli con carne, chicken curry, and meatballs marinara with rice, still warm from cooking. P Daddy’s Pop Up Kitchen specialises in fêtes, festivals, and private events but has turned their culinary skills to support local care homes and others during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Experienced Head Chef Paul Orellana-Fitch says: “We just want to help where we can, as so many people are finding it hard to manage. We are a small family run business set up three years ago, and want to give back to the community; we are passionate about serving good freshly made food from around the world sourced locally.”

Based in Wellington, Somerset, P Daddy’s Pop Up Kitchen provides a taste of food from around the world sourced locally. They cook all their food fresh from scratch with no additives or preservatives and freeze on the day they cook your meal.

Since starting the business, P Daddy’s has donated at least 20% of its profits to local charities including St Mary’s Hospice and regularly donate food to key workers and isolated, elderly people in the community. The company has been doing this on a regular basis since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing meals through referrals from local community groups including the local food bank.

P Daddy’s Pop Up Kitchen is happy to take on referrals for regular home-cooked food for those in need in Wellington and surrounding areas.

For anyone looking for free help and advice, CCS Talking Cafés are open to people throughout Somerset and can help with a wide range of issues – from benefits and housing to being an unpaid carer in need of support. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the advice sessions now take place online – every weekday at 11am on the Talking Cafés Somerset Facebook page – www.facebook.com/talkingcafesomerset

Since the start of the lockdown, CCS Village, Community and Carers Agents have responded to over 47,000 requests for help. Anybody can refer themselves or others on 01823 331 222 or go to www.ccslovesomerset.org to request a call back.