Hospital Kosher Meals Service

Hospital Kosher Meals Service

Charity information

Hospital Kosher Meals Service

Hospital Kosher Meals Services known as HKMS was set up in 1968. We provide over 180,000 kosher meals for eligible persons in Hospital throughout the Greater London Area. Meals are delivered to over 103 NHS establishments. To date HKMS has proved itself with an outstanding level of performance and holds a STS certificate, which is reviewed annually.

Founded 1968

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is to ensure that kosher meals are available in any Hospital throughout London and delivered promptly, for those who are by reason of age, sickness, accident or other physical or mental disability in hospital or care homes can have access to our meals.

    Meals are purchased from the established catering company, Hermolis, and sold to hospitals at a small uplift. Due to high levels of health and safety requirements in hospitals, meals undergo rigorous and continuous scrutiny. HKMS’s storage facility is a large commercial freezer warehouse and we deliver meals using a refrigerated vehicle. These are both tested daily for acceptable temperature levels and are recorded accordingly.
    HKMS employs a liaison officer who:
    • Increases volume sales of meals to hospitals,
    • educates hospitals about the importance of having kosher meals available,
    • gathers feedback on competitor products and terms of trade,
    • researches needs for specialised diets,
    • monitors standards of HKMS products
    • attends committee meetings

    Each meal package provided includes a patient feedback form allowing for comments and suggestions to be submitted. These are considered and taken into account at our monthly meetings and implemented where possible.

  • Aims

    Hospital Kosher Meals Service aims to:

    • To ensure Kosher Meals are available in every Hospital in the Greater London Area and respond to all requests and deliver meals within 24 hours.
    • Maintain the high standard of health and safety requirements for meals provided in hospitals and care homes.
    • We respond to feedback from our users and take into consideration every enquiry and comment received.
    • We ensure that our meals are nutritious and have special meals for those with specific dietary requirements.
    • We aim to have a good rapport with all hospitals and have employed a Liaision Officer who works with the catering departments of all Hospitals.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1968

    Registered Charity Number: 1025601

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 020 8 211 1027

    Address: 47 Leeside Crescent NW11 0HA

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  • Keep our Meals Refrigerated

    The Kosher meals delivered to sick patients in Hospitals are held in transit in our purpo... More