Brent have become the first London borough to hand over their kitchen facilities to a food bank, free of charge.
In a bid to tackle child food hunger across north-west London, Brent Council has become the first London council to hand over its kitchen facilities for free to a food bank.
London’s Community Kitchen is used the facilities in Brent Civic Centre to make 50,000 meals for children this summer.
The fresh meals are made with around 80-90 per cent of ingredients that would have gone to waste, helping to divert thousands of tons of food from landfill into the mouths of local children.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, The Leader of Brent Council said:
"We have some incredible foodbanks here in Brent that have become a lifeline for many during these difficult times."
We are proud to be supporting the invaluable work of London’s Community Kitchen at a time when the cost-of-living crisis continues to push more and more families to breaking point.
This partnership is not only working to tackle child hunger, it is also helping people into good quality, secure employment.
Through this initiative, 20 people who were previously unemployed have now received Level 1 hospitality training and have jobs cooking nourishing meals for these children.”