It has been an amazing week at The ALT Group. We had our very first Community Meal at Blackhill Club on Thursday 1st October.
I hope you'll agree our menu was a great start, and it seemed to go down well with our diners. It was a long day, starting with collections at 9am and food preparation and cooking starting from 10.30.
A huge Thank you! to Matthew, Heather & Shirley for their help. The quality and standard of the food was something to be proud of!
All the meals were prepared and ready to serve for 6pm when the doors opened and it was an exciting moment. We welcomed several community members, mainly from Blackhill, and managed to pretty much have our first service without any hitches.
Ann, Ryan, Jane N, Jane F and Chloe did a really good job of helping our diners and providing friendly service with a smile.
It was a wonderful atmosphere getting to know everyone and lovely hearing all the chatter and laughing during the meal. I think some new friends were made.
It was a steady start to the meal serving around 50 courses, but we want to feed even more people next time!
Your Community Meal is open to everyone in Consett and families are also welcome. Although we want to be able to help people who may be having finical difficulties we would like to stress how welcome everyone is. Wether you're working, or not, if you live alone or have a huge family, the idea is to reconnect our Community and enjoy each others company.... Everyone deserves a night off the cooking and a change of scenery once in a while and we really appreciate all the support we get from you all.
Hope to see you at the next meal! Thursday 6-8pm Blackhill Club.
Hi, I'm Terri Lee-Shield, Director of The ALT Group.