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The MCC Foundation says its emergency appeal has provided more than 23,000 meals for vulnerable people across Westminster during the coronavirus pandemic so far.
At the start of April, the organisation launched an emergency appeal to feed the 450 homeless in Westminster. Since then the MCC says its members and MCC Foundation supporters have donated over £78,000, which has funded more than 23,000 meals.
“Although Lord’s has had to close for the time being, it was really important to us that we find ways to support our local community through this critical time,” said Dr Sarah Fane, Director, The MCC Foundation.
“It has been inspiring to see how generously MCC Members and MCCF supporters have responded to support this vital initiative, and we are very proud to have been able to assist.”
The project, delivered by social enterprise Unity Works in partnership with Westminster City Council, has been providing hundreds of meals a day since the end of March, and will continue to offer the service until the end of June.
Denise Largin, CEO, Unity Works added: “We’d like to thank everyone who has donated through the MCC Foundation’s emergency appeal. This has enabled us to provide 900 meals per day to homeless and vulnerable residents across Westminster. It has made a tremendous difference to people’s lives at this difficult time. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without your help.”