Hospital Kosher Meals Service
Kosher food for patients.
The Hospital Kosher Meals Service was established in 1968 to provide Kosher food for patients in hospitals and other institutions in the Greater London area. Prior to the existence of the Service, patients who maintained a Kosher diet often faced a major problem obtaining food when in hospital. They relied on friends or relatives regularly bringing food into the hospital, and it was often impossible to arrange for such food to be heated. Patients without friends or relatives able to help often had to exist on fruit or raw vegetables.
We supply a range of 14 different standard menu meals together with seven soups and seven desserts. In addition, we offer a range of sandwiches, vegetarian and special diet meals. All food is deep frozen (so that it has a year's shelf-life) and double-wrapped so it can be heated in non-Kosher ovens. We deliver in our own refrigerated transport on a daily basis throughout the Greater London area. Most orders from hospitals are fulfilled within 48 hours.
Our Charity relies on financial support from the Jewish Community in order to continue the service.
More about our standards
Food is produced for us in the UK, to the highest standards of food hygiene and technology, to EC Standards.
These standards also include accreditation from DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), the STS (Support, Training and Services plc) and the CMI/BRC Technical Standard higher level
All meals are produced under the licensing authority of "Kedassia" which is the most stringent Kosher certification in the United Kingdom.
HKMS are themselves audited annually by STS.
We have been accredited by them with Public Sector Small & Regional Business Standard approval - the highest available for an operation of our size...