Popular cooking duo, the Hairy Bikers made their name cooking real food for real people. Now they’re riding to the rescue of one of our great national culinary treasures – Meals On Wheels.
At its height this iconic institution delivered more than 34 million meals to our elderly and infirm, but over the last 8 years the number of Meals on Wheels delivered nationwide has plummeted by over a third.
For Dave Myers and Si King saving Meals on Wheels is personal: from the age of 8 Dave cooked for his poorly mum and Si rallied round to help feed his mother when she fell ill. It taught them the importance of good fresh food in caring for people in need. Spurred on by these early experiences the Bikers’ mission takes them on a journey across the country, all the way to royalty.
Saving Meals On Wheels is a massive task, but all is not lost: despite these cash strapped times Dave and Si believe that we can and should all pull together to help revitalise and save this culinary lifeline so it truly delivers what our grans and granddads deserve.