New ‘Dinner for U’ service launched at The Melting Pot

The board and members of The Melting Point Café in Roscommon have officially launched a new community initiative called, ‘Dinner For U’, which aims to support the community by providing meals and social interaction to those who need it most.

The new service, which is supported by Roscommon LEADER Partnership, was launched on Friday, June 30th, by Councillor Joe Murphy (Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council). Roscommon LEADER’s Ciaran Mullooly was Master of Ceremonies for the event.

The initiative aims to support the most vulnerable and isolated in our communities, especially during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, by providing a meals service and daily social interaction to members of the locality. The dinners provided by the service are of excellent quality and competitively priced at just €7, including the cost of delivery.

  At the moment, the service caters meals for a dozen customers on average. The dinners are delivered daily at 11.30 am, and drivers are fully compliant with the Covid-19 guidelines.

Many speakers at the launch also highlighted the importance that the social aspect of the initiative provides, noting the positive impact that social inclusion and regular social interaction can have for those feeling isolated in our society.

Gerry Trimble (Chairman of the Melting Pot organisation) said that the Melting Pot concept was a social inclusion project, and emphasised how much a listening ear and regular interaction can affect a person’s wellbeing.