A new community cafe will be launched this Christmas at Beverley’s East Riding Community Hospital, offering value meals to the elderly through the coldest months of the year.
The ‘Your Community Cafe’ will run from 19 December to 31 March, offering a hot meal option Monday to Friday for just £2.
Diners will be able to make it a two-course meal with a pudding for just 50p extra. In addition the café will feed under-fives free with every full price adult meal purchased.
David Snowdon, Chief Executive of Humber NHS Foundation Trust, said: “When times are hard, the elderly and others managing on a low income are often forced to make tough choices but we hope this will mean there is at least the option of somewhere to go to meet friends and get out of the house and enjoy a warming, hearty meal that won’t cost the earth.”
To launch the new café, the Trust is hosting a celebration aimed at older members of the community at the hospital on December 18 where they can enjoy a bite to eat and get a free goody bag of useful items and info to help in the winter months. There will be stands, health tips and seasonal entertainment. Places on the 18 December launch event are free but are limited and tickets are available by calling Su Hutchcroft on 01482 477843.