The Labour MP for Swansea East, Carolyn Harris, has praised the team at her local Mecca Bingo Club for their efforts in helping to provide free meals to the vulnerable as part of efforts to keep the community safe.
In an initiative that has gained widespread media coverage, Mecca Bingo Swansea, in partnership with its supplier, Bidfood, has been supporting local charities Where’s Doris and Matthew’s House by preparing and cooking hundreds of meals in the club’s kitchen. Swansea Council has organised drivers to collect meals from the Mecca club and deliver them to specific distribution routes.
Backed by the council and local MP, the team at Mecca supplied 186 meals in its first day in action, with a further 474 distributed subsequently.
Kim Jones, general manager at Mecca Swansea, said: “We are proud to all join together to share our help and support for the #SwanseaTogether program by offering up our club as a place to prepare and cook meals for those in need in our community. Our employees are phenomenal at giving up their time to help support important causes whatever the situation and for that, we can’t thank them enough. We’ve all been asked to contribute to the national effort and here at Mecca we are delighted and determined to answer that call.”
Carolyn Harris MP added: “What Mecca has done in allowing us to use their facilities and team has allowed us to provide much-needed support to the vulnerable and housebound. Together we can get through this.”