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Restaurant tycoon Richard Caring is launching a campaign to give 80,000 free meals to children


Restaurant tycoon Richard Caring is launching a campaign to give children in need 80,000 free meals for Christmas

  • The owner and wife of the Ivy Brasserie chain, Patricia, will be feeding children across the UK through 2021
  • Nutritious meals prepared by volunteer chefs from his hospitality empire
  • The 15 meal choices include cottage pie, vegetarian and vegan options

Restaurant tycoon Richard Caring has launched a campaign to give 80,000 free meals to children in need this Christmas.

Brasserie chain owner The Ivy and his wife Patricia said their “Food From The Heart” campaign will help feed children in poverty across the UK through December and through 2021.

The nutritious meals are prepared by volunteer chefs from Mr. Caring's hotel empire, which includes Bill & # 39; s restaurant chain, top London restaurants Scott & # 39; s, Le Caprice and J Sheekey, and Annabel's famous private club belong.

Restaurant tycoon Richard Caring and his wife Patricia (pictured) said their “Food From The Heart” campaign will help feed children in poverty across the UK in December and through 2021

The choice of 15 dishes on offer includes cottage pie, as well as vegetarian and vegan options, including meat-free lasagna and vegan macaroni and cheese.

Meals are freshly prepared and then frozen in facilities across the UK. They are delivered to children named most in need in a nationwide survey by FareShare, the UK's largest food distribution charity.

Disadvantaged children across England as well as youth in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin will benefit.

The program is funded by Caring's private philanthropic foundation, The Caring Family Foundation, and is run in partnership with FareShare and The Felix Project, a London-based food distribution charity.

Patricia Caring, Co-Founder of the Caring Family Foundation, said, “As a mother of three young children, it is so important that we do everything we can to help starving children and have a positive impact on some of the devastating statistics on child poverty.

"My husband and I feel incredibly passionate and proud to be launching the Food From The Heart campaign through the Caring Family Foundation with the support of FareShare and The Felix Project."

It is believed that the carings wanted to play a role in alleviating the catastrophic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on child food poverty.

Across the UK 4.2 million children are considered to be living in poverty, with more young people living in poverty than in parts of London, Birmingham and Manchester.

In London, only 17 percent of children attending state schools are eligible for free school meals.

The government will spend £ 400 million on child food poverty, according to a campaign by soccer player Marcus Rashford.

According to a campaign by football player Marcus Rashford (pictured), the government will spend £ 400 million on child food poverty

According to a campaign by football player Marcus Rashford (pictured), the government will spend £ 400 million on child food poverty

The Carings launched their Caring Family Foundation in January this year to support projects in the UK and Brazil.

The charity focuses on providing grants to grassroots organizations whose work is most effective for those in need.

Since March, it has been organizing volunteers producing and distributing more than a million meals nationwide to NHS workers and vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic.

The Felix Project, founded in 2016 by his father, entrepreneur Justin Byam Shaw, in memory of Felix Byam Shaw, distributes surplus food to people in need in London. FareShare has more than 30 warehouses across the UK and works with 11,000 organizations including homeless shelters, school breakfast clubs, food banks, lunch clubs and hospices. & # 39;

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