Keogh launches “Welfairy” meal delivery service for quarantining students

The new TCDSU delivery service aims to provide students self-isolating on campus with one meal a day from the Buttery, which will be delivered by the union Welfare Officer

Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) has launched a new “good meals” service for students living on campus. 

TCDSU Welfare and Equality Officer Leah Keogh will be delivering hot meals to quarantining through her “Welfairy Buttery Service” starting today. 

The initiative is being run by Keogh, and she will be providing a delivery service to students quarantining on campus and providing them with hot meals from the Buttery restaurant. 

Speaking to Trinity News about this new service, Keogh explained: “The idea came about when I received a call from a worried Mam whose daughter had contracted Covid from placement.”

“Her housemate, who also had to quarantine, was in the midst of exams, not an ideal time to be eating Deliveroo’d McDonalds and Xi’an for breakfast lunch and dinner,” Keogh continued. “So I thought what can I do within my role to prevent this from happening?”

Keogh sits on the Healthy Trinity’s ‘Healthy Eating Committee’ and was “aware of the wholesome options” available in the Buttery at a 50% discount. 

“The delivery service means that student can have at least one ‘good’ meal a day whilst they are cooped up inside,” Keogh explained. “Orders are to be made to me via email each day and I’ll be running around campus to deliver them that same day!”

The delivery service is starting today, with the menu being made available to students everyday at 11am on the TCDSU social media accounts. 

Students looking to avail of this service can email [email protected] every day by 1pm to place their order, along with their on-campus address and their preferred payment method. 

Orders will be delivered to students between 1:30pm and 2:30pm everyday. 

“It’s a tough time for everyone at the moment, this is a practical way that we can make a difference, albeit a simple one,” Keogh stated. 

Shannon Connolly

Shannon Connolly is the Editor-in-Chief of the 69th volume Trinity News, and a Senior Sophister student of English Literature and Philosophy. She previously served as Deputy Editor, News Editor and Assistant News Editor.