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Bristol’s community meals take world record
It’s official, Bristol’s community meals service are record breakers! The service made history when it took part in a world record-breaking effort to deliver the most community meals in three hours.
The record came as part of Community Meals Week last October when Bristol and 15 other local authorities across the country delivered 526 community meals in three hours. Participating teams delivered a specially developed two-course menu of roast beef, potatoes and seasonal vegetables, rounded off with apple crumble and custard.
Now, following a nail-biting wait, they have received official confirmation from Guinness World Records that they not only broke the record but surpassed it, delivering 226 more meals than required to secure the title.
The delay was due to the complex adjudication process put in place by Guinness, which reviewed numerous documents such as witness statements, witness verification sheets, photographs, videos and signing sheets to verify the record.
Alison Comley, the council’s strategic director for Health and Social Care said: “We always knew our community meals team do a wonderful job, this world record title just confirms it. They provide a vital service 365 days a year, in all conditions, to vulnerable adults helping them live independently in the community for longer than they may otherwise be able.”
The service has delivered 138,520 combined main and tea meals in the last 12 months. Over 482 regular customers receive meals daily from one of 12 specialised vehicles, which cook on route to the person’s home ensuring the quality of the meal and nutritional goodness is maintained.
Published on: Mon, 08/04/2013