Press Release: December 07, 2020
Coleorton / Northwest Leicestershire – 5th December 2020:
"Many people will be stretched beyond their means this Christmas, or unable to visit friends and family, as a result of the impact Covid19. I hope this scheme goes some way to helping those in need get through what is going to be a very different and difficult Christmas."
- Matt Foster.
The Free Christmas Dinner scheme helps both our local pubs, who have struggled considerably this year, and the most vulnerable members of our society. Christmas dinners are paid for - or donated - by members of the community, helping to keep the pubs in business. In turn, the pubs offer these Christmas dinners for free to anyone calling and quoting 'Staying Inn Christmas dinner'. It is hoped that this scheme will benefit the most vulnerable members of the local community.
To donate or order a free Christmas dinner visit:
According to Coalville Food Bank, 1 IN 5 of the UK population live below the poverty line. For many this means making a decision to eat or keep their homes warm this winter. Coalville Food Bank offers 3-day emergency food parcels to those most in need as well supporting longer term solutions.
"By donating a Christmas dinner this year, we're helping to eek that 3 day food parcel out just a little bit farther."
- Matt Foster.
Three pubs have signed up to the scheme so far: The Cross Keys in Newbold, The George & Dragon in Thringstone and The Angel Inn in The Moor. Dozens of Christmas dinners have already been donated.
The Staying Inn website was created by Northwest Leicestershire resident Matt Foster in March 2020 when the country went into lockdown as a result of Covid19. The website servea to connect the community to their local pubs, bars and restaurants that adapted to offering take-away or delivery services. Hundreds of people have visited the website and now use it as their go-to directory for eating out (or rather in) this year.