HMP Inverness Teams up with Highland Homeless Trust

HMP Inverness are working in partnership with Highland Homeless Trust cooking meals for the initiative “Food for Families” for the second year running. The prison will be making a variety of meals including soups, macaroni cheese and mince and tatties. The prison will produce between 80 -120 meals per week that will then be transported back to the Highland Homeless Trust to be distributed to needy children and families through a variety of ways. The prisoner group, whom many have been in the same position as the people receiving the meals, will be making the meals. This will also be in conjunction with Catering Officer Duncan MacLaren, and Fife College who have the group working on the Foodwise ASDAN class. The prisoner group learn all sorts of skills and gain qualifications from the process as well as giving something back to the community.

Alex Gilchrist from Food for Families said, “We are delighted to continue partnership working with HMP Inverness and to have the team on board again this year to help cook the meals.  Last year HMP Inverness cooked almost 500 meals and we hope that a similar number of meals will be cooked this year. Having met some of the enthusiastic members of the cooking team it was great to see and hear that they were pleased to be able to help families who are in need.

“It is hoped that the project will provide 4,000 meals over the festive period to families in need, and I would just like to thank all our volunteers who work hard to make this possible.”

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