Yorkshire Times
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4:42 AM 16th November 2020

Dinnington Pub Donates Surplus Food To Local Organisation Ahead Of Lockdown

A Dinnington pub has donated all its surplus perishable food stock to a local charitable organisation, following the closure of pubs and restaurants nationwide on November 5th.

As the announcement was made that pubs were due to close for the four-week lockdown, team members at Monk’s Bridge Farm in Dinnington near Sheffield, part of the Farmhouse Inns dining and carvery brand, started to send its surplus food, including freshly cooked full carvery dinners, to local charities and organisations to distribute to people in need.

The main beneficiary was the Dinnington Coronavirus Action Group, a community support group working across the local area. The pub donated 80 freshly cooked carveries to the organisation to be distributed to vulnerable people throughout the local area.

Rob Lindsley, general manager of Monk’s Bridge Farm, said:

“We’ve all faced challenging circumstances this year and although we’ve had to shut our doors for a while, it’s really raised our spirits to be able to help the local community, particularly those who need some extra support during this tough time. We were only too happy to help the Dinnington Coronavirus Action Group and the fantastic work that they do for the local community, and to know that our fresh and delicious carveries have gone to those who need some extra support during this tough time.”