Sunbury chef crafts isolation care packages

Lucy Kelly-Norris is using her spare time to give back to those in need. (Supplied)

With the current outbreak of COVID-19 forcing thousands of people to isolate across the state, chef Lucy Kelly-Norris has decided to put her culinary skills to good use.

Using her home kitchen in Sunbury, where she operates her catering business ‘Lunch Lady Norris’, Lucy has started assembling free vegan food care packages to distribute across the community and the north of Melbourne.

After posting to her Instagram page earlier this month, she said she was overwhelmed with the response from the community.

“I have a part-time job but when I’m not doing that, I thought I would use my time to give back to the community,” she said.

“I’ll pop up a post and other people will share it. Then I try to get a rough idea of what I can do on my own and how many houses I need to drop off to.

“Sometimes I’ll get a response from someone wanting to donate money or people will ask if they can donate produce.”

Once a request is received, Lucy facilitates the contactless drop off herself.

Following the success of her drop off earlier this month, Lucy said she plans to continue the service on a monthly basis.

“Cooking is about love and support, it’s important to show people they’re not alone,” she said.

Details: lunchladynorris on Instagram.

Oliver Lees