Right this moment our Meals for London Now enchantment surpassed its goal of elevating £10 million to feed London’s poorest.
9 months in the past, when the UK first entered a historic lockdown to deal with a novel risk, we set ourselves a problem. The state of affairs was grave: the economic system was flatlining, neighborhood organisations noticed their funding slashed and lots of couldn’t go away their properties or entry necessities.
Ours is a commuter paper and we felt the ache of the pandemic nearly as acutely as many others. So we resolved to do what we might to assist Londoners who wanted it at this tough time; and provides individuals the instruments to assist one another.
Now we have labored with The Felix Challenge, the nation’s largest meals redistribution charity, to provide hospitals, colleges, and frontline charities similar to With Compassion.
Via the generosity of readers, we had been in a position to turbocharge the operations of The Felix Challenge: in February it distributed 20,000 meals per day; now it does 100,000 per day.
Our journalists have travelled the size and breadth of town, shining a lightweight on the individuals and organisations doing their bit to assist native communities.
Now we have additionally instructed the tales of those that have suffered probably the most from Covid-19. As I wrote in March, the Night Commonplace is Britain’s foremost campaigning newspaper and web site.
We don’t solely report on the information; we attempt to make a distinction. Within the spirit of that, this victory can also be step one in the direction of opening a social kitchen for London, as a lasting dedication to tackling starvation in our capital.
However for now, this letter is for all those that labored on the marketing campaign, for all of the volunteers who gave their time to assist others and for all of the supporters who donated their sources.
There is just one factor left to say: thanks, London.