“I am proud to do the job I do, to feed the future”

Luton lockdown food hampers

“I’m a kitchen manager working within a local school, the company I work for, Aspens are a private Ltd company.

Usually I produce food for up to 300 children, due to the lockdown… I am producing under 10 meals a day for vulnerable and key workers’ children, also for staff who are still on site.

Once weekly we produce hampers for families in need.

My days are usually extremely busy… Baking bread, puddings, providing hospitality buffets, also a four choice menu daily… But now down to one choice, and my team of five have been put on a rota due to lack of work and social distancing measures. Some days I work alone.

I’m scared, but I have a job to do supporting those in need. I keep saying to myself to keep calm and carry on.

One positive is the world has slowed down… people are taking the time to help others.

I am proud to do the job I do, to feed the future, and to all in a similar boat to me… Be proud of yourself, keep smiling and stay safe.”

Shayne Greenidge, Catering Manager, Aspens

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