This is a lovely idea, guaranteed to warm the cockles of even the most frozen heart. A whole bunch of restaurant and food folk are coming together to cook food for vulnerable Londoners.
Curry Club was set up by Matt from Holloway shop Provisions along with Lizzie Parle and her team from Railroad in Hackney. They've brought together some impressive names who are aiming to send out 2000 free meals. Chefs involved include Meera Sodha, Anna Jones, Denai Moore, Stevie Parle, Alex Jackson and the teams behind Rita’s, Four Legs and Little Baobab.
They're currently fundraising to send meals "to vulnerable people who are shielding and not able to cook, for whom this weekly cooked meal may be the only one provided. For other recipients who are struggling, it may simply allow them the luxury of not cooking for a night". As part of that, they've also teamed up with Nourished Communities to source produce from farms close to London who have been hit by the pandemic.
As they explain: "Your donations will go towards exceptional fresh fruit and veg free from chemical sprays, a small amount of native breed, responsibly reared meat, dry store goods, eco packaging and transport."
At the time of writing, they were almost 70% of the way towards their target. Let's see if we can't help them all the way there.
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