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US News Charity launches UK’s first free food delivery service for homeless

05:50  02 april  2020
05:50  02 april  2020 Source:   msn.com

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a large pizza on a grill: Members of the charity Caring In Bristol, who have created Cheers Drive to provide restaurant-quality meals to the homeless and vulnerable (Wonderland Communications/PA) © Wonderland Communications Members of the charity Caring In Bristol, who have created Cheers Drive to provide restaurant-quality meals to the homeless and vulnerable (Wonderland Communications/PA)

A charity has launched the first free food delivery service for homeless people in the UK.

Caring In Bristol has created Cheers Drive to provide restaurant-quality meals to the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The project comes as food banks and traditional food services for the homeless, such as voluntary food drops, have suffered due to social distancing advice and regulations.

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Action Hunger is providing basic needs for homeless people through the machines. A vending machine stocked with essentials such as food and clean clothing has been launched in the UK . The machine, at Intu shopping centre in Nottingham, was launched by Action Hunger, a new charity .

Lindsay Boswell, CEO of Fareshare said the charity were “always looking for new ways to get food to vulnerable people”. Further afield, the charity hopes to install vending machines across the United States from the start of In the UK , approximately 307,000 people are homeless according to Shelter.

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Chefs, led by Josh Eggleton of the Michelin-starred Pony And Trap, will be supplying daily meals to the homeless and vulnerable in locations across Bristol.

They aim to feed up to 600 homeless people per day, the majority of whom have been moved by Bristol City Council from shelters and off the streets into places where they can self-isolate.

This includes rough sleepers placed in hotel rooms, hostels and emergency accommodation, as well as homeless families places in temporary accommodation.

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The food delivery company launched a new fundraising function for customers to donate to health workers on Monday and they quickly took advantage. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.

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a man holding a plate of food: Restaurant-quality meals are provided (Wonderland Communications/PA) © Provided by PA Media Restaurant-quality meals are provided (Wonderland Communications/PA) Councillor Paul Smith, cabinet member for housing at Bristol City Council, said: “This is a really difficult time for everyone, and we are so proud that Bristol has risen to the challenge of making sure homeless people and rough sleepers have a safe and secure place to stay during the crisis.

“The Cheers Drive initiative will be an additional lifeline, providing people with healthy, hot food and a wide security net across Bristol’s sectors.”

Each homeless person who is placed by Bristol City Council into isolation accommodation will be fed by Cheers Drive.

They will each receive one delivery per day straight to their door, including a freshly cooked hot meal, as well as a packed lunch and breakfast.

a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: A volunteer from Cheers Drive caters for the homeless and vulnerable (Wonderland Communications/PA) © Provided by PA Media A volunteer from Cheers Drive caters for the homeless and vulnerable (Wonderland Communications/PA)

People who wish to support the project are encouraged to buy a takeaway for someone who is homeless.

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Ben Richardson, director of Caring in Bristol, said: “We are really proud to be the official food providers to all those that Bristol City Council has promised to house during this crisis.

“Traditional food projects for those experiencing homelessness rely on large public gatherings, soup-kitchen style handouts and unfortunately, they are no longer safe.

“It’s important that agile charities like ours can rise to challenges and meet the most immediate needs of those that are vulnerable during times of change, we will be there for everyone.”

Josh Eggleton will manage the three kitchens producing food for the project, including his own at The Kensington Arms.

a man cooking in a kitchen preparing food: Meals being prepared (Wonderland Communicaations/PA) © Provided by PA Media Meals being prepared (Wonderland Communicaations/PA)

He will have help from Shona Graham of Emmeline and the Hatch at Spike Island, alongside Dominic Borel of Pasta Loco.

Ingredients will be provided by FareShare South West and restaurant donations from those still serving food as a delivery service.

Mr Eggleton said: “Coronavirus has caused a massive shock to the hospitality industry.

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“Hospitality is all about feeding and serving people, and we’re going to work together, to support each other and as many people as possible.

“In times of crisis it’s great to pick up relationships with people in the city and after working with Caring In Bristol at Christmas I was keen to work with them on Cheers Drive to reach as many vulnerable people as possible.

“We are doing so in the safest manner possible. Safe for our volunteers, staff and those we’re feeding.”

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading - here is what you can and can't do. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

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