As the novel coronavirus continues to upend ordinary life, essential key workers and disadvantaged communities alike find themselves needing more support than ever before.
To help those in the Capital, City Pantry has announced it is strengthening community ties by partnering with City Harvest, a sustainable and nutritious London-based food redistributor, and Imperial College NHS Foundation Trust bringing healthy meals to frontline workers and at-risk groups.
City Pantry has worked closely with City Harvest to help divert last-minute order cancellations to the charity which serves areas of society that are food insecure during the crisis. City Pantry has ramped up its efforts by supporting restaurant partners asking their customers to donate meals through their website and facilitating restaurants in donating leftover food stock as regular orders slow down.
In addition to making sure at-risk communities have access to food during this time, City Pantry has launched its partnership with the NHS to deliver meals to NHS staff at 11 London hospitals eligible for food donations:
Hammersmith Hospital (Imperial College NHS Foundation Trust)
Chancery Lane Hospital (Imperial College NHS Foundation Trust)
St. Mary’s Hospital (Imperial College NHS Foundation Trust)
North Middlesex Hospital
St. Thomas’ Hospital
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
University College Hospital
Evelina Children’s Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital
City Pantry customers have also donated recurring regular team meals to the newly-opened NHS Nightingale Hospital at the ExCel.
To send a meal to hospital staff, customers can choose from specific food bundles from City Pantry restaurants and catering partners including ByChloe, The Lebanese Bakery, Dominique Ansel Bakery, Café Route, The Athenian and Bad Brownie. City Pantry works closely with designated NHS hospitals and restaurant partners to ensure each meal is appropriate for delivery.
To find out more about how to get involved and donate food to City Pantry’s partners, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: https://blog.citypantry.com/blog/feed-your-community-covid19