2 Dec 2016
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MakeLunch have reached a massive milestone in their efforts to help fill the holiday hunger gap- serving up 50,000+ meals!
We caught up with founder and director, Rachel Warwick to discuss all things holiday hunger in The Distillery– read here.
The team have a lot of great news to shout about with unprecedented growth, doubling their total partners and reaching a current total of 62 partner lunch clubs across the UK!
MakeLunch also won a contract with the Mayor’s Fund for London and spent some time this summer working with them to train, support and evaluate 14 local authority youth groups, schools, children’s centres and housing associations across four London boroughs. The Mayor’s Fund has since launched Kitchen Social and is aiming to grow to 300 projects in the city in the next three years. MakeLunch are continuing to work with them to develop a nationwide Quality Assurance Mark for holiday provision as part of our commitment to excellence.
Veris Strategies have been partnered with MakeLunch since 2014, supporting financially and volunteering at our local kitchen every holiday. Last year we set up a fund to support more new Kitchens in our local area. Here’s a snippet from the latest MakeLunch quarterly report:
Veris have had a massive impact on its local community. Funding was granted to St. John’s Farley Hill, Kings Church Amersham and Salvation Army Luton (now closed). Together, these kitchens have served 790 meals. Veris funding also has an impact on MakeLunch Central. With £1000 of your funding going directly to our operating costs, we have been able to continue growing our network of kitchens throughout the UK. Thank you!