New meal service guide - Dinners to Your Door
7 April 2015
Having ready meals delivered directly to your home has become an increasingly popular choice for many people across the UK. Particularly for those who are older or unable to get around as easily. The charity Vegetarian for Life, which aims to improve the quality of life of the UK’s older vegetarians and vegans, has produced a new guide containing information about home-delivery schemes for special diets. The guide has been sponsored by the Vegetarian Society and the Vegan Society. The ‘Dinners to your Door’ guide features many of the leading companies offering home-delivery services as well as including information about some of the delicious dishes available. It is now available for download.
An estimated 300,000 older people in the UK are vegetarian or vegan. While most of these are in good health and still cook for themselves, others may not be as able. It is crucial these people can have access to meals without having to compromise their vegetarian or vegan principles. According to Vegetarian for Life’s 2014 survey, around 6,500 older vegetarians and vegans live in care homes. Others rely on community meals services, such as ‘meals on wheels’, in order to live independently.
Lynne Elliot, Chief Executive at the Vegetarian Society, said: “Good food is crucial to our wellbeing. Many vegetarians who are unable to leave their homes due to disability or ill-health often find their problems are compounded by access to only alimited range of meals. “If they have no internet access, preventing them from using supermarket home-delivery schemes,these vulnerable people are reliant on social services’ knowledge of food suppliers that provide vegetarian or vegan meals for home-delivery. This guide will be a vital tool for these people and for the carers who look after and advise them, which is why we have sponsored it.”
The Vegetarian Society organises National Vegetarian Week (18 - 24 May 2015), runs its own vegetarian cookery school and provides services to support those pursuing a veggie way of life, including the Vegetarian Society approved trademark scheme. Find out more at www.vegsoc.org
Notes to editors
- For more information on the Vegetarian Society please contact Su on 0161 925 2012 email firstname.lastname@example.org, mobile 07973 108 165 or John on 0161 925 2013 or email email@example.com
- Date for your diary - National Vegetarian Week, sponsored by ‘Nothing But’ 18-24 May 2015.