Hot lunches to support more vulnerable in community

the front of the Fox Inn, Finchingfield

The Fox Inn, Finchingfield - Credit: Supplied

A hot home cooked lunch is set to be delivered for free today (Thursday, January 21) to some Finchingfield residents.

Keith Johnson, owner of The Fox Inn, said it was his way of saying 'thank you' for community support during the pandemic.

"It has been a difficult time for us. We set up a takeaway service The Fox In A Box. It has been very well supported locally. We thought it was an opportunity to pay back the local community.

"There is an element of the village that are elderly, that cannot go out, who are vulnerable."

Keith said they have a Covid compliant "kitchen bubble" of two. Thirty people will receive chicken chasseur, and plum crumble with custard. The nominations came from the community and Facebook.

Fox Inn manager Michelle Stevenson contacted the recipients, including the elderly, single mums and an NHS worker. "Each telephone call was an extremely emotional one for me to make," she said.