Meatless Farm has partnered with charity HelpNHSHeroes and pledged 20,000 plant-based sausages to shops and cafes on NHS hospital sites.
British plant-based food company, Meatless Farm, has pledged to donate 20,000 plant-based sausages to HelpNHSHeroes in support of the initiative’s pop up shops and cafés at NHS hospital sites.
The HelpNHSHeroes campaign aims to “help all NHS Hospital workers to access food and essential supplies” and was launched following Nurse Dawn Bilbrough’s heart-wrenching plea on social media for shoppers not to empty supermarket shelves.
To make it easier for NHS workers to get hold of their essentials and continue to provide nutritious meals for themselves and their families, they can register on the App to place a food box order for collection at the on-site pop-up shop at hospitals to coincide with the end of their shift.
Meatless Farm will also be making and donating convenience meals including plant-based spaghetti Bolognese and pasta to be delivered to local hospitals near their head office in Leeds. Over 7,000 retail packs will also be given to the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, FairShare.
In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, Jason Mawer who started HelpNHSHeroes, said: “We started this initiative when we saw our hardworking NHS staff were unable to get hold of basic food items after their gruelling shifts and to save them time. Support from companies like Meatless Farm is invaluable and demand is gathering pace as the feedback from NHS workers continues to be universally positive.”
Morten Toft Bech, Founder of Meatless Farm, says: “HelpNHSHeroes is a very important initiative and we are delighted to play our part by providing our products to the amazing NHS staff in these extremely challenging times. NHS workers are doing a truly incredible job and now is the time to come together to support them in any way we can.”