The catering team at North Lincolnshire Council have been recognised and rewarded for going above and beyond throughout the pandemic.
During such a difficult time, the team quickly adapted and worked tirelessly to ensure that families and vulnerable residents had food and were safe and well.
With things changing daily, the workload for this team massively increased but the sheer determination from the team saw community meals, school grocery bags for families and emergency food parcels delivered with a smile.
All of their hard work during the pandemic resulted in the team receiving many positive comments and words of thanks from within the community and put the icing on the cake with winning this special LACA Covid-19 award for going the extra mile.
The LACA is the leading body that represents the delivery of excellence in school food and hold an annual LACA awards ceremony to celebrate and recognise outstanding individuals and organisations within the industry.
The annual awards ceremony were held on Friday 24 September, where the catering team were announced as the winners of the LACA Covid-19 award for going the extra mile and a few of the team members in attendance accepted the award on behalf of the whole team.
The team that cover the Haxey area were also shortlisted for the ‘Unsung hero award’ and made it to the top three shortlist, but unfortunately missed out on claiming the top spot this time.
Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member for Commercial said: “This award speaks volumes regarding the dedication and resilience that this team has shown during the pandemic.
“They have faced every challenge head on and put our residents at the forefront to ensure that they are safe and well.
“It is a huge achievement to receive recognition from the LACA and a well-deserved award for our catering team for going above and beyond.”