Made in Hackney is proving that we're all in this together as it suspends its cookery classes to delivery free food to the vulnerable.
The vegan community is pulling together in this time of crisis to help those in need. The vegan charity and community cookery school, Made In Hackney, has stopped all classes and instead has become a free food home delivery service for vulnerable people.
This scheme, which will cater to Hackney and possibly surrounding boroughs, involves delivering free food to the doors of those in need, the couriers will also check the wellbeing of those they visit to check if they require extra help and support.
This isn’t the first time Made In Hackney have put their community first, they have won awards for their previous efforts of offering free cooking classes, skills training and parties to help socialise and empower vulnerable people.
The impact of coronavirus has led Made In Hackney to shut down their usual cookery programmes, which has left those who benefit from their services at a lose end, including young carers, women’s refuge residents and the elderly.
To implement this scheme, the charity is crowdfunding to raise £30,000 to fund the food and resources needed to help the people within their community.