Welcome to Bedale Community Meals on Wheels
Registered Charity in England and Wales – Charity Number 1175010
Bedale Community Meals on Wheels (BCMoW) is dedicated to cooking and delivering hot nutritional food to those requiring support in Bedale and the surrounding area. We are a voluntary organisation of committed locals who organise, cook and deliver meals on a not-for-profit basis. We are devoted to providing this service for as long as is required.
We deliver meals in Bedale and the surrounding area, within 5 miles.
The cost of a 2 course meal for 2021 remains £5 (including delivery).
The Food Standards Agency inspected us on 21 Feb 2020 and we retained our 5 Star rating.
We have been serving meals since September 2015 and have served over 22,180 meals.
Bedale Community Meals on Wheels, located in beautiful Bedale, North Yorkshire, is a charitable organisation dedicated to helping those in needing help to receive a regular nourishing meal. With our dedicated volunteers and partners, we strive to improve the lives of everyone who needs help in our community.
The relief of those in need by reason of age or disability in Bedale and the surrounding area by the provision of a meals on wheels service to assist elderly and disabled people who are unable to prepare hot, nutritious meals themselves thereby helping them to live independently in their own homes.
BCMoW was established on 15 August 2015, and we began cooking and delivering 2 course meals in September 2015. We currently serve up to 32 meals a day, three days a week. We deliver meals in Bedale and the surrounding area, within 5 miles.
BCMoW exists to help those in Bedale and the surrounding area who are unable to cook, to maintain their independence and dignity, by delivering cost effective and nutritional meals through caring volunteers.
BCMoW is a non-profit organisation, and we are also proud to be a 100% volunteer operation. One of the ways we maintain our non-profit status is by periodically offering free meals to our clients.
BCMoW works because of its dedicated volunteers, who have provided an uninterrupted meal service in the area for over 5 years. We aim to continue the service for as long as there are those in the community that need it.
What people say about BCMoW
“BCMoW has continued its service to the community throughout the Covid Pandemic. There has been a great sense of community commitment to keep this service going when so much of society has been in lock down. This form of quiet voluntary involvement is seldom hailed, but to those who cook, those who organise and those who deliver meals to clients, their families and the community in general, a heartfelt thanks is well deserved. It is not only the meals delivered but the contact that for some has been the only regular interaction they have had over the last year.”
The Rev Simon Moor, Bedale
“Your team provide an invaluable service, my Dad absolutely loves the food, especially the puddings, he never stops talking about them. Your team do a brilliant job and give my dad a break in the day to see some different faces. I am reassured to know he is getting a balanced nutritional meal. Thank you for all your work – it’s much more than providing just a meal.”
“Thank you so much for all you do, it’s just so much nicer than the microwave meals.”
“A hot meal with a warm smile”
“It’s a real life line for me”
“With my disability, Meals on Wheels is a godsend”
“You are a breath of fresh air, you’re often the only person to call that day”
“Thank you for all your work, it’s more than just providing a meal”
“I know you are very popular and busy. Your home cooked meals are so much better than her ready meals and my Mum really enjoys the puddings!”
“Thank you to your amazing organisation, which enriched our Mum’s life so much. The wonderful volunteers, and of course, the delicious food made such a difference to her. Please could you convey our sincere thanks to everyone at BCMoW from the bottom of our hearts – for all the kindness shown to our Mum over the last two years and for the fantastic food she received.”
“Thank you so much for supplying my Mum with lovely homemade meals and puddings. We have really appreciated it as a family and I know my mum looked forward to receiving them.”
“It has been a great pleasure and a privilege to work with BCMoW since they started to prepare and distribute meals to those in need in the community. The work they undertake is outstanding and offers company and nourishment, both physical and emotional, to their clients. We are delighted to be able to support their work and look forward to sharing a long partnership to help meet the needs of the wider community.”
Ian M Robinson, former Rector
What We Offer
Where Do We Deliver
We deliver meals in Bedale and within 5 miles.
What We Serve
Our meal consists of 2 courses delivered to your home in silver foil containers. A standard meal consists of a set hot main course of fish or meat with fresh vegetables, followed by a hot or cold pudding or sweet. We will try to accommodate special dietary requirements.
Roast Chicken & Sponge Pudding
Shepherd’s Pie & Cheesecake
Beef Stew & Bread and Butter Pudding
Who Can Receive Meals?
It is often older people that use our service and most often due to frailty and old age, but we can support anyone 18 years and over who require help because of sight or hearing loss and other disabilities. People recovering from an illness or stay in hospital can also receive this service to help them remain independent and to ensure a good quality of life.
Please understand that we may not immediately be able to offer meals on request and there might be a waiting time until a slot becomes available.
When Can I Receive Meals?
We deliver meals at lunch time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Our clients can choose to receive 1 to 3 meals a week.
How Much Does It Costs?
Cost of a 2 course meal is £5 for 2021 (including delivery).
Clients can pay by direct debit, cheque or cash.
All surplus funds are used for the benefit of our clients.
Thank you to the Bedale Bowling Green Society for their donantion. Your donantion means so much to us.
Although the the guidance was relaxed on 19 July, we continue to operate safely – washing hands, space and masks. We will continue this practice through the summer and probably the winter as well.
Thank you so much to Sarnia Foods Ltd. for their donation.
Your donation is so helpful.
A big thank you to Bedale Bowling Green Society for the generous donation. This will go a long way to keep costs of our service affordable to those that require help in our community.