The Caring Foundation and The Felix Project
During this prolonged lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, our thoughts continue to go out to everyone who has been impacted one way or another. We are aware there is still much support needed across our communities, hence we are thrilled to announce our collaboration and partnership with The Caring Foundation and The Felix Project. We will be joining forces to support those who need our help the most at this most critical juncture in our lifetime.
The Caring Foundation has brought together teams from their wider hospitality network to help the most vulnerable members of our society. Their chefs are cooking thousands of meals each week, distributing via The Felix Project, whose mission is to fight food waste and help feed communities across London. Reach Food Service has made direct donations to support both organisations and will also donate £1 from every order placed on REACHmykitchen.com to The Felix Project. Our mission is simple yet important: we strive to make a small difference in the lives of those most in need.
A thank you letter from Mr. Mark Curtin - CEO of The Felix Project - Click Here
Hospitality Action offers assistance to those who work or have worked within the hospitality sector across the UK. During the outbreak, most restaurants had been closed and many workers are still at risk of a pay cut or forced redundancies. A direct donation to Hospitality Action has already been made and we will make further contributions of £1 for each order placed on REACHmykitchen.com to Hospitality Action until the end of 2020.
Our CEO, Abbas Lalljee and his family, have been supporting Cancer Research UK for a several years. Through his support, Reach Food Service has recently become a sponsor in supporting THINK PINK BALL, which donates 100% of the funds raised to cancer charities.
Action Against Hunger
Action Against Hunger's primary goal is to create a better way to deal with hunger. They have led the global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger. We were very proud to support a recent fundraising event by trekking through the Jordan Rift Valley to the ancient city of Petra.
SOFEA in partnership with Fareshare
SOFEA has partnered up with Fareshare, and running their operations in the Thames Valley area. A charity based in Oxfordshire, SOFEA provides surplus food to 200 local organisations, and offers training, education, and employment opportunities for disadvantaged young people along the way. Reach Food Service provides food donation directly to SOFEA.
CEO Sleep Out
CEO Sleepout is a charity set up to fight homelessness and poverty. Their work is funded by big hearted business and community leaders who pledge to sleep outdoors for one night and raise awareness and sponsorship from their business contacts and friends. Our CEO, Abbas Lalljee, participated in sleeping outdoor to support this great cause.
Abbas Lalljee - CEO, ‘We all try to be kind to one another and those who need our help.'
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation - Planetary Health initiative
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco decided to establish his Foundation to address our planet's alarming environmental situation. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale. The Foundation focuses its efforts on three principal domains of action: climate change, biodiversity and water resources.
Facing this global challenge of unprecedented magnitude, "Reach Food Service" has made a significant donation to promote specifically to one of the many causes specifically concerning "Conservation of Endangered Species"
Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation
The primary objective of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation are to raise public awareness about the dangers of water, teach children preventive measures, and teach them to swim. A number of “Learn to Swim” and “Water Safety” programmes have been implemented worldwide in order to fight against this scourge. The “Sport & Education” programme uses sport as a tool to contribute to the well-being and development of children.
The Crossing: Calvi - Monaco Water Bike Challenge
12th Spetember 2020
Reach Food Service along with our sister company - Yatching Partners International (YPI) were headline in sponsoring the event which saw two teams race over 180km to arrive in Monaco on 13th September. The purpose of the challenge is to draw attention to the Foundation’s valuable work around the world on water safety and drowning prevention programmes for disadvantaged children. Competitors include Conor McGregor, Garrett Wittstock, and Princess Charlene herself.
More Photos and Video of the event - Click
Gaucho and M Restaurants
"Dinner of Appreciation"
Working with Gaucho and M Restaurant we were proud to be sponsoring the event which took place on 28th September at M Threadneedle Street. Hosting a fully complimentary ‘Appreciation Dinner’ for 200 NHS front line doctors and nurses and their partners. They will also invite those partners who have lost their loved ones as NHS Front Line Heroes.
Only A Pavement Away
The campaign aims to bring together the hospitality industry in a focused effort to provide immediate support to homeless people across London which includes fellow hospitality industry colleagues in crisis with meals, kitchen facilities or equipment and accommodation.
As part of involvement in the campaign, Gaucho and M are committing to providing:
- 100 hot meals per day – to London’s rough sleepers distributed by Under One Sky’s street teams as well as to Westminster Monday 21st December for the festive fortnight.
- Festive Indoor meals – steak, roast and sides – to homeless people across London on 24th, 28th and 31st
- Volunteer food –Gaucho’s Meat & Bun burger menu, fruit, croissants and water – for Crisis Homeless Charity volunteers (logistics, warehouse and call centre) in Poplar, who will be working so hard to ensure London’s homeless are looked after during this crisis, on 21st, 22nd and 23rd
Hakkasan - 12 Days of Christmas
In partnership with global hospitality experts the Hakkasan Group, over 12 days between the 7th - 22nd December 2020 a total of 5,000 meals have been served to the homeless across London. With a changing meal plan created by Executive Chef Andrew Yeo, the warming and comforting meals have included tasty soups, Shepherd’s Pie, Spaghetti Bolognese through to Taco Tuesdays.
Reach is proud to have donated over 330kg of premium raw ingredients, including mince, salmon and chicken breast for the meals. Our Founder and CEO Abbas Lalljee said “We’re proud to support this important campaign to ensure quality and delicious meals reach those in need over the festive period after what has been a challenging year for many”.