A PRIVATE “meals on wheels” company is celebrating after delivering five million meals to customers across the county.
Hemswell-based Wiltshire Farm Foods is now celebrating 20 years of transporting meals to customers’ doors come rain or shine.
The meals are delivered frozen by a dedicated team of drivers who cover some 10,000 miles a month supplying over 8,000 homes with regular deliveries.
Wiltshire Farms Foods, part of a consortium of companies across the UK, was established in Lincolnshire in September 1992 and employs 14 people.
It works closely with Lincolnshire County Council, hospitals and other adult services to ensure people – both young and old - have access to a service that provides nutritious meals for a well-balanced diet.
It delivers to customers in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.
Its range of more than 250 different meals includes dishes to meet specific dietary needs such as diabetes, gluten free and a pureed range to help those with swallowing difficulties.
“We see ourselves as more than just drivers,” said driver Lee Davis.
“For many of our customers we might be the only friendly face they see that day and I take a great deal of satisfaction in knowing that we are a vital part of their lives.”
“We know how important it is to get these meals to the people who rely on us so we make sure we get through to their homes whatever stands in our way.”
Wiltshire Farm Foods managing director Robert Miller said: “We are exceptionally proud to have helped so many people across the county maintain an independent lifestyle.
“For many people we are a crucial service that keeps people healthy and well-nourished and we take that responsibility very seriously.
“We are proud that those people who live away from their family but order meals on their behalf have trust in our service to ensure they are eating a healthy diet.
“It’s fantastic to reach such a milestone and we want to thank our many loyal customers for their support. We hope to be providing them with meals for another two decades.”