Fighting hunger and helping small businesses survive COVID-19
In May 2020 the UK was in lockdown. Job losses and business closures were on the rise. We launched Mission Meals as an emergency food response project.
Mission Kitchen exists to support independent food businesses. As the pandemic pushed millions of people into food poverty, and forced thousands of food businesses to the brink of collapse, we saw an opportunity to help.
Since then we've been paying at-risk food businesses to prepare meals, and distributing these for free to people in need. We've been working in partnership with a fantastic team of partners including Chefs in Schools, City Pantry, Migrateful and Hawksmoor to make it all happen.
In the last year, loss of income and isolation have pushed millions of people into food poverty for the first time.
Many families cannot afford to feed themselves properly and food banks have seen an 81% surge in demand since lockdown began.
The food and hospitality sector has been one of the hardest hit parts of our economy. Throughout the year, huge numbers of caterers, restaurants and other food producers have been forced to close.
Many micro-businesses have fallen between the gaps of government support.
We recruit small food businesses who have been badly affected by the pandemic.
We pay all our cooks for their time and effort.
Every meal is delivered for free to people in financial hardship.`
All our work is funded by donations.
More to come
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