RNF have donated 100 meals to a local project that provides food to the homeless in Warwickshire over the Christmas period.
The project was started in 2016 by a group of like-minded people who were increasingly concerned about the number of homeless people in the Warwick district. A small number of collection tins were distributed to The Larder In Leamington Spa and The Old Fourpenny Shop in Warwick to raise money. Chris and Kate from the Fourpenny Shop climbed Kilimanjaro as a fundraiser and a low key JustGiving page was also created. £1,000 was raised and the project was able to feed 200 people.
The food preparation and cooking is carried out free of charge by PRO-TEANN Ready Meals with kitchen facilities provided by Coventry City Football Club. The food is distributed by volunteers with deliveries to night shelters, hostels and homes for the homeless in Leamington, Warwick, Stratford upon Avon, Rugby and Coventry.
Rob Mannion, Managing Director RNF said, “It amazes me that in what claims to be the 5th biggest economy on the planet we should find ourselves in the situation where so many people are homeless and going hungry. I found out about this project through an old friend who is actively involved and decided immediately that it was something RNF should support. It’s such a great initiative and I love the fact that if the homeless people receiving the meals have a dog, the dog gets a meal too.”
Anyone who would like to make a donation can do so here