Now, more than ever, the NHS is under the most intense pressure we have ever seen. You cannot fail to miss the news stories of Nurses, Doctors and NHS Staff finishing gruelling shifts only to find empty shelves at the supermarket or having to contend with long queues before starting work.
Our mission is to help feed our Healthcare Heroes in Brighton & Hove by taking the food to them so they don't have to spend their precious few hours off scouring supermarkets for food and essential items.
1. Partnering with local cafes, restaurants, food vans and food producers impacted by recent closures we will arrange for bulk meals to be cooked and distributed to NHS staff to eat during shift or take home. (We have already had some amazing support from local businesses Easy Tiger, Flour Pot, Cin Cin, Bagelman, Curry Leaf Cafe and The Fruit Shop amongst others who have supplied meals free of charge.) Your Donations will be used to pay suppliers (often at cost) and get the food/meals out via a delivery network to where it is needed.
2. We will continue to provide a NHS Food Bank for Brighton & Hove, working with local food producers and local suppliers to deliver food (& toiletries) directly to the hospital sites so staff can then take the items they need without having to worry about if there will be any food left for them in the supermarkets. Not only will this help NHS staff, we will also be supporting local businesses through this difficult time.
This is, of course a worrying time for everyone and many are feeling the pressure financially. Any donation, no matter how small will make a massive difference to these mums, dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, neighbours and friends who are on the front line during these unprecedented times.
Please, if you can do one thing, share our Crowdfunder page far and wide so we can get as much support from individuals and businesses as possible.
We are not a registered charity, and in the interests of time are doing this as a local community group so feel free to join our Facebook page - we are open to new ideas and offers of help in order to get the food out to where it is needed as quickly as possible.
Thanks so much for your help & support.