Agriculture and Food

Cotswold food business relishes chance to keep catering for vulnerable - as long as the money keeps coming

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 16 June 2020 7:56

Cotswold food business relishes chance to keep catering for vulnerable - as long as the money keeps coming

More than £2,000 has been raised so far by a Gloucestershire catering company in a bid to provide 6,000 meals for the vulnerable. 

Following the recent success of the NHS Food 4 Heroes initiative Cotswold-based Relish Events has teamed up with Open Kitchen to support an equally needed food programme. 

Relish, an event caterers which runs venues across the South West, including The Gateway Café on the South Cerney lakes and Jack’s Kitchen and Tearooms in Cirencester, has pledged to raise over £11,000 to provide 6,000 meals over the next couple of months to those who can’t access a delicious home-cooked dinner during these currently difficult and challenging times. 

The Cirencester-headquartered firm’s head kitchen opened the production line only two weeks ago and the business has already raised £2,200. 

Although they have pledged 6,000 meals in total, they have promised to keep cooking as long as the donations keep coming.

Rob Goves, director, said: “Just £1.85 feeds someone in a vulnerable position so every donation no matter how big or small, makes a difference. That’s quite a big impact we can make between us. We are calling upon everyone in our community to dig deep and support this amazing initiative.” 

Donating is simple – visit the Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/relishcateringopenkitchensuk and updates on how they are getting on can be found on their Facebook and Instagram posts. 

Open Kitchens is described as a national food solution that brings together restaurants and their communities to fund, produce and deliver free meals to those in need.