Food4Heroes - Help Us Feed Frontline NHS Staff

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We did it
On 11th September 2020 we successfully raised £228,387 ( + est. £14585.00 Gift Aid ) with 1216 supporters in 156 days

Help feed our NHS frontline staff, your donation today will help supply our NHS with nutritious meals so they can focus on saving our lives.

This site is for anyone who would like to donate to our cause but not necessarily to a region. Visit our website for updates and key information at

Support your local region:

We are already delivering meals to our NHS front line heroes at 10 hospitals across the UK and are expanding very rapidly.

If you are taking part in the #StepUp4OurNHS Challenge, please visit this page.


We are raising funds to provide home-cooked meals for front line NHS staff during the Covid-19 emergency. 

Our amazing NHS staff are putting their lives at risk to save ours. We want to provide them with the fuel they need to keep the fight going.

Two weeks ago, we came across a heartbreaking video from Dawn Bilbrough in York - a NHS heroine who was unable to buy food after a 48 hour shift.

With all restaurants and private catering having closed down due to the Covid-19 crisis, we wanted to use our skills and networks to create a nationwide charity to provide healthy and delicious food to NHS workers over the coming months of this crisis.

We contacted the fundraising team at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to see if this would be of benefit and our timing appeared to be just right. 

A few days later, on Tuesday 24th March 2020, Food4Heroes was born - and by Saturday, our first meals were delivered to the amazing people of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

As the days went on, there were more and more of us donating food and meals locally… but once the lockdown came, we realised a more-coordinated approach was required. 

Very quickly, an amazing team came together.

Source: Our founder Amanda being interviewed by ITV News

Food4Heroes was formed by Amanda Guest who runs a catering business in Yorkshire and her brother John. 

We’re honoured to be joined by Rick Haslam, Chris Reese, Connie Sale, Jenny Haslam, Karen Gibson and Kathy Burger who are all working hard to make this happen.

Help our local providers support hospitals across the UK

Our aim is to raise funds for every hospital in the UK so that local providers can safely deliver healthy and nutritious food to each hospital in the UK through a network of professional catering businesses. We want all this to be self funded from fundraising activities at a regional level.

We are currently helping NHS staff at the following hospitals: 

  • Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
  • Halifax Hospital
  • Kettering Hospital
  • John Radcliffe Oxford
  • Queen Elisabeth Kings Lynn
  • Southmead Hospital
  • Cheltenham General
  • Gloucester Hospital
  • Winchester Hospital
  • Royal Cornwall Hospital

Every week we are confirming more hospitals across the UK, so please visit our website for all recent updates

We are all volunteers - 100% of your donation goes to food costs.

We need a coordinated effort to ensure key NHS staff are able to easily obtain healthy, delicious and nutritious food prepared using local ingredients by local chefs with a 4 or 5 star hygiene rating.  

So far, the general public and some food retailers have been very generous in providing food to NHS staff on a voluntary basis across the UK, but now with the help of other professional caterers we want to establish a UK wide service to bring delicious and nutritious food to our most valued people.

Every single penny you donate will go into preparing fresh home cooked food. All our staff are volunteers and your donations will be used directly to help us feed our heroes. 

  • A £50 donation will feed 25 staff
  • A £100 donation will feed 50 staff
  • A £200 donation will feed 100 staff
  • A £500 donation will feed 250 staff

All our Chefs are working for free and we are only covering their costs - they are not making any profit

Your generous donations will help to make the food either for your chosen region (as soon as we are up and running) or distributed based on demand. 

Thank you. It wouldn’t be possible without your support.

Together we can help deliver delicious  and healthy meals to hospitals across the UK and through this serve our NHS heroes.

Your kind donations and words of encouragement have meant so much to us over the last few weeks.

From all of us on the Food4Heroes team,
Thank you

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£50 or more

Thank you very much for your generosity

This will feed 25-30 NHS front-line staff

£100 or more

Wow - thank you!

This will feed 50-60 NHS front-line staff.

£200 or more


Your contribution will be providing food to more than 100 NHS heroes. Thank you!

£500 or more

We are speechless - awesome!

Your contribution will feed at least 250 NHS front-line heroes and keep them smiling during their breaks

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