Mission Meals

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.

Three million people in the UK face food poverty.

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.

Thousands of small food businesses have been hit hard by lockdown.

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.

Mission Meals supports small food business by paying them to prepare meals for the vulnerable.

  • We recruit small food businesses who have been badly affected by the pandemic.

  • We pay all our cooks for their time and effort.

We partner with charities and schools to get meals to the people who need the most.

  • Every meal is delivered for free to people in financial hardship.`

  • All our work is funded by donations.

Impact to date...




Meals Delivered


Businesses Supported


More to come

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