Supporting Local Businesses and Charities
Liskeard based, seafood export company ‘Ideal Foods Ltd’, has responded to the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce’s plea for support of local traders. The company has devised an ingenious way to enable their staff to still have a meal on them this Christmas, whilst supporting two local Public Houses.
The typical Christmas works do may not be possible this year, due to restrictions on party numbers enforced as a result of Covid-19. However, Ideal Foods has given each of its staff members two £50 meal vouchers, one each to be redeemed at the Halfway House in Polbathic and the Finnygook Inn at Crafthole, near Torpoint, at a date of their choosing.
This guarantees both venues a cash injection during this difficult financial time and prevents them from missing out on the income they would have gained from hosting the traditional Ideal Foods Christmas Party.
Lloyd Halliday, Landlord at the Halfway House comments: “Considering the current climate and its effect on all business sectors, we very much appreciate the support offered by Ideal Foods, in lieu of their usual Christmas party.
“This is another great example of how businesses can and have adapted during the pandemic in a bid to survive”.
Ideal Foods has also donated a further £500 to the Liskeard and Looe Foodbank, just 6 months after its last donation, in its bid to continue helping the most vulnerable families in the local area to feed themselves and their children this winter time.
Along with the £500 donation, staff at Ideal Foods donated food items including mince pies, Christmas puddings and chocolate to give those suffering the most a boost this Christmas.
Tony Horner, Managing Director of Ideal Foods comments: “These are still the most extraordinary times and the impact Covid-19 is having on businesses worldwide, in particular the entertainment and hospitality sectors is just devastating.
The Finnygook and the Halfway House are two of South East Cornwall’s best traditional pubs and restaurants, serving delicious food made from ingredients sourced from local suppliers. It is so important to support these businesses during this difficult time or they will be lost forever.
We very much hope that more businesses like ours, will think outside of the box this Christmas time and do their bit to support our local hospitality sector”.