Thomas Franks Malta Ltd, through the Thomas Franks Feeding Communities project, have worked tirelessly to bring to life a community kitchen project to feed the dedicated doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff during the COVID-19 crisis. Our priority is to provide fresh, nutritious meals and to keep our location kitchens working for the benefit of those who most need our support at this time.

Thanks to the generous donation from Paddy Power Betfair, we have been able to feed the front-line medical staff at Mater Dei Hospital in Malta.

For two weeks, the Thomas Franks’ team will be preparing, cooking and packing fresh meals to be delivered to over 300 healthcare staff who are working in one of the ten Covid-19 wards. This number continues to increase every day. On Tuesday, the staff, including doctors, nurses, cleaners and administrators were able to choose from a variety of meals including a main meat or vegetarian meal or a choice of two salads, one meat and one vegetarian option.

Over the course of the next two weeks, Thomas Franks will provide over 3000 meals, ranging from Thai red chicken curry, barley beet & spinach risotto, maple glazed gammon, red onion, new potatoes & pea salad or a Greek feta salad.

Jon Grima, Thomas Franks Malta Chef Director, commented that ‘I am very proud to be involved in this initiative and feeding those members of the healthcare that are on the front line. I truly believe we can make a huge difference in this time of need. I urge you all to share the news that we are here to help. We are ready to feed as many people as possible; we are all in this together.’

As the word of Thomas Franks Feeding Communities spread across the island, a nurse from Sir Paul Boffa Hospital got in touch to see what Thomas Franks could do to help them. Starting from next week, they will be feeding 300 meals a week to medical staff.

As well as providing meals for healthcare staff at the Mater Dei Hospital, Thomas Franks Malta, have also been delivering hot meals to the most vulnerable on the island at this time. They teamed up with Time to Eat who deliver their food across the island to organisations such as the YMCA. They are also working with the Cross Culture International Foundation who support marginalised groups and will provide over 700 meals in the next 6-8 weeks.

If you require more information or want to support the Thomas Franks Feeding Communities project, please contact us on 00 44 7538576162 or jon.grima@thomasfranks.co.uk