Cricket star James Foster visits Hailsham Community College

COMMUNITY Meals Week has started across East Sussex with events taking place in Eastbourne and Hailsham.

East Sussex County Council’s Meals on Wheels team will be dishing up tasty treats to entertain and educate the young and not-so-young.

Schoolchildren at Marshlands Primary School in Hailsham enjoyed tastings, competitions and goody bags.

The youngsters got the chance to try some of the meals their grannies and granddads might be getting.

And on Tuesday (October 4) England and Essex cricketer James Foster made a visit to Hailsham Community College to run a training session and open a new cricket square. He also gave a nutrition in sports presentation to students.

And in Eastbourne, around 40 homeless people will get a hot meal at the Salvation Army Citadel.

Mayor of Eastbourne Carolyn Heaps will attend the event which will take place October 11.

Councillor David Elkin, the county council’s lead member for children and adult services, said, “The whole week highlights the importance of Meals on Wheels in our community.

“I am really looking forward to being involved with our hard-working team, who provide this much needed service to the elderly and vulnerable in East Sussex.

“It is going to be a great week and I am glad that young people in East Sussex are included.

“It will show them the importance of good nutrition and give them a wider view on how we should look after older people in our community.”

All these events are part of an awareness raising week, run by the National Association of Care Catering, which has recently given several awards to the council’s Meals on Wheels Service.