The Ned in the city and The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club, the creative community space and restaurant in Shoreditch, have teamed up with homelessness Centrepoint to ensure that young people living in hostels across London are provided with at least one full meal every day.
A team of 42 members of staff from The Ned have been volunteering on alternative days and preparing the meals in the hotel’s production kitchen, with on average over 100 meals being delivered every day to hostels in the capital by motorcyclists from The Bike Shed’s 1,000-strong nationwide community of volunteer riders.
Fare Share, the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste, has been donating and delivering ingredients to The Ned, in order for their volunteer chefs to create dishes including bangers and mash, duck ragu with noodles, Mexican bean and tofu stew, and mushroom and vegetable soup.
In addition to providing meals for Centrepoint, The Ned volunteer chefs are also making an additional 150 meals per day for homeless charity The Passage that support homeless people in Central London.
Gareth Banner, managing director, The Ned said: “With The Ned and Ned’s Club being closed for the time being, we’ve been working on ways to support our community and those most vulnerable in our local areas. It’s been brilliant working with Centrepoint, The Passage and Fare Share to give back at this tumultuous time. We’re also grateful to The Bike Shed for stepping in with an excellent delivery solution.”