Author: Francesca - Mr Lee's Team
Mr Lee’s have teamed up with sustainable energy company Pavegen and Emma Sinclair from EntepriseAlumni to donate 20,000 meals to struggling food banks across the UK that have seen a massive increase in demand since the start of the pandemic.
The initiative was born from a business deal between entrepreneurs Laurence Kemball-Cook, founder of Pavegen, and Emma Sinclair, cofounder of EntepriseAlumni who decided to celebrate their partnership by giving something back to the community. When Pavegen approached us with their campaign to raise food bank donations we couldn’t say no. Today more than ever, food banks and charities need our support and this project serves as a way of tackling food poverty and helping feed vulnerable people.
This donation will enable food banks and charities such as The Felix Project, The North Paddington Foodbank, Norwood and Brixton foodbank and a number of Kent food banks and children’s organisations to provide healthy, simple and easy to make food to those struggling in these difficult times.
Kasia Bigda Marketing Director at Mr Lee’s Pure Foods said: “We at Mr Lee’s Pure Foods believe that everyone who is in a position of influence should reach out and do their little bit. Thanks to the partnership with generous donors like Pavegen, we were able to send 20,000 meals to food banks.”
She continues: “Being able to contribute to a cause which plays such an important role in Mr Lee’s mission is very rewarding for us all. This is a very difficult time for everyone, especially those who can’t afford to put food on the table for their families but we hope that our continuous donations can be a small step in making a difference”.
At Mr Lee’s we believe in the importance of helping those who are in need and since the start of the lockdown restrictions in March 2020, we have donated over 40,000 pots to support a range of organisations and causes. From NHS staff and other key workers who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to struggling families and people who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19, we will continue to do our best to help and support initiatives like this.
A Go Fund Me page has been created and donations to this initiative are still welcome and appreciated.