// Lockdown Life // Crest Co-operative

Posted on the 19th June 2020

Reuse Sector’s Response to the Crisis

When lockdown was announced at the end of March 2020, Welsh members Crest Co-operative swiftly teamed up with local restaurant chain, Dylan’s, to deliver food to frontline NHS workers.

The two organisations made sure that frontline NHS staff at Ysbyty Glan Clywd and Ysbyty Gwynedd receive lunch bags and hot meals whilst on shift during the Coronavirus outbreak. As part of the ‘Neges’ delivery scheme and in partnership Crest Co-operative, NHS staff who are unable to access canteen facilities whilst on shift are having free meals delivered to their ward and departments in what has become a seven-day-a-week operation.

Over 1,000 meals each week are produced and delivered by Reuse Network member, Crest Co-operative and their partner Dylan’s. Meals are prepared by the restaurant chain’s volunteer staff and distributed by Crest’s team of volunteer drivers.

Jay Martin, Strategic Business Development Manager for Crest Co-operative, announced: “Crest Co-operative are proud to be partnering with Dylan’s Restaurants in delivering this project to support frontline NHS staff and those in need in our community in this unprecedented time of national crisis.”

In addition to delivering meals to NHS workers, Crest Co-operative have also been providing furniture packs for temporary nurses’ accommodation units and donating white goods to local food banks who have seen a huge increase in demand since the beginning of the pandemic.

For more information on Crest Co-operative, please visit: https://www.crestcooperative.co.uk/

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