Chester Race Company to Offer Free Frozen Meals for Emergency Front-Line Workers From WednesdayPublished on 20 March 2020
We are truly sorry to announce that we have been forced to suspend food production in respect of the 'Frozen Meals for Emergency Front-Line Workers' and this service will not be operating. We are looking at other ways in which we can support amidst the ongoing crisis. Thank you for your support and understanding. Read the full statement here >
From Wednesday 25 March, we will be rallying together, using our workforce, including a brigade of chefs and our kitchen facilities, to offer support to the frontline workers dealing directly with the COVID-19 crisis. As a way of saying thanks, we will be offering NHS workers and emergency services staff a free home-cooked frozen meal.
Available for collection from Chester Racecourse, on production of their NHS or emergency services ID, staff can collect a free freshly prepared frozen meal, ready to take home and pop in the oven or microwave.
Staff will be directed to the collection point on arrival at the racecourse, where a variety of meals will be available in portions of 1,2 and 4. Workers can choose from a menu of hearty, home-cooked comfort food, such as Lasagne, Shepherd’s pie, Thai vegetable curry, fish pie and Mediterranean pesto chicken. The collection point will be open between the hours of 9am – 9pm.
Chief Executive of Chester Race Company, Richard Thomas, said:
“From Wednesday we will be offering NHS workers and emergency services staff a complimentary meal collection service from the racecourse. This is our opportunity to give something back to those on the front line doing a fantastic job to support individuals impacted by the developing COVID-19 crisis.”
A Just Giving page has been set up to raise funds towards the ongoing production of meals. If you would like to donate to support this worthy cause, please click here.
Chris Matheson, MP for Chester, said:
“Once again this is Chester Racecourse at the heart of the city’s community. The races will be badly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, but that isn’t stopping the Race Company from getting stuck in to help and I am really grateful to them.”