BIG BATCH COOK
Evan's Bistro/Second Bite Bistro continue to collaborate with Whitley Bay Big Local and The Big Batch Cook to prepare and provide meals to those who need it. Meals cooked and prepared by the Second Bite Catering Academy are sent to Whitley Bay Big Local for distribution by passionate and dedicated staff and volunteers.
On Christmas morning fresh Christmas meals along with gifts of toiletries were delivered to resident in need, living in Bed and Breakfasts in Whitley Bay.
In April 2020 Whitley Bay Big Local partnered with Whitley Bay Round Table, to offer support to some of the most vulnerable members of our community during the COVID-19 lockdown.
By using our connections in the town, we identified people who may not meet the criteria for support from other agencies.
Every day a local chef prepares high quality meals and a team of volunteers deliver these around the town to very grateful recipients. This is a message we received from a local establishment:
"On behalf of absolutely everyone here, a very BIG thank you to the Big Local for all of your very big hearted efforts in ensuring that everyone here has the opportunity of a hot meal everyday. It's gone down very well indeed and the people living here are more than a little touched at your kindness."
The Round Table's website has a page dedicated to 'isolation support': "During these extraordinary times we’re doing everything we can to help support our local community whilst we go through the coronavirus pandemic.
Thanks to all Big Batch Cook partners: Cedarwood Trust, Evan's Bistro, Second Bite Academy & Whitley Bay Round Table. Also Karbon Homes, Ballinger Trust and Community Foundation, who provided grants to pay for the meals.
" This is unbelievable- people are cynical but I see the spirit coming up, good community spirit is appearing"