Millionth meal at St Albans community centre

A COMMUNITY centre in St Albans welcomed a familiar face last week as it celebrated reaching an impressive landmark.

Former hostage Terry Waite came to the Jubilee Centre as the community meals service served its millionth meal.

As part of National Community Meals Week, the centre also welcomed St Albans Mayor, Cllr Aislinn Lee where she met those whose lives had been touched by the centre since it began the vital meal service.

Nancy Mount, 85, of London Colney, has been going to the centre for 14 years. After losing her husband she felt lonely and was encouraged by a friend to go along. She said: “It’s a very friendly crowd and over the years I’ve met lots of people.

“It’s not only about the food, it’s the company.”

National Community Meals Week, which ran throughout last week, seeks to raise awareness of the service which enables many elderly, disabled or vulnerable people to remain in their own homes as long as possible.