Living in London, we see poverty everyday and given it's Christmas I'd like to put some money by side to help people in need to stay healthy during and after covid19.
Made In Hackney is a plant-based community cookery school and charity that has changed the lives of 15,000 Londoners. In pre-COVID days we ran free to attend community cookery classes with young carers, refugees, low income families and many other fantastic community groups to provide a space to learn the practical skills to lead healthier, happier more connected and sustainable lives.
We are currently providing 420 meals a day - and are on track to soon increase to 500 meals a day. Over a 3 month period we will have delivered over 33,000 FREE meals.
We know the service is saving lives. One meal recipient told us when our meals arrived it was the first food in the household for 3 days. On another occasion our bicycle courier was able to identify an elder who had fallen and needed rushing to hospital. And our welfare callers (a volunteer who calls after the meals have been delivered) have telephoned ambulances on multiple occasions. This service is so much more than food. It's a life line. Please help us to help even more people during the COVID-19 crisis.