Caring in Bristol deliver 100,000 free meals as part of 'Cheers Drive' initiative

Caring in Bristol deliver 100,000 free meals as part of 'Cheers Drive' initiative

Posted on: 23 Jul 2020

The Bristol-based charity have reached a huge milestone with their innovative food delivery service.

 

Caring in Bristol have officially delivered an incredible 100,000 meals to vulnerable people as part of Cheers Drive, a pioneering delivery service providing free hot meals to homeless people across the city.

 

Since launching the project in early April in response to the coronavirus crisis, Caring in Bristol have received a wave of support from the local community and worked tirelessly to provide restaurant-quality meals to people in need, enlisting the help of a dedicated team of volunteers.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

????~ 100,000 MILESTONE~???? ??As of this week, we have delivered over 100,000 meals to some of society’s most vulnerable during the COVID19 pandemic. ??We set up Cheers Drive to support those who were experiencing homelessness during lockdown and were at serious risk of hunger. Our usual shelters and food services don't only provide food, they provide wellbeing checks, routine and friendships. Lockdown brought these to a halt and we knew we had to move fast to ensure the most vulnerable weren't effected disproportionately to the rest of society. ????We’re really proud of the way we have supported our community and clients throughout this crisis and we want to thank all of the volunteers who continue to work with us on this project. ????If you would like to join our volunteer team head to our website to find out more

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Alongside renowned local chefs from popular establishments including Emmeline, Pasta Loco and Salt and Malt on board, Cheers Drive is providing restaurant-quality food to vulnerable people across Bristol, completely free of charge.

 

Dishes are delivered safely and directly to the city's homeless population, many of whom have been moved from shelters and off the streets into temporary accommodation during lockdown.

 

As of Wednesday 22 July, more than 100,000 meals have now been prepared and delivered by the Cheers Drive team, with the project estimated to be providing food for as many as 400 homeless and vulnerable people per day.

 

Revealing the news across their social media channels, Caring in Bristol said: "we're really proud of the way we have supported our community and clients throughout this crisis, and we want to thank all of the volunteers who continue to work with us on this project."

Caring in Bristol's Cheers Drive meal prep.

Having set up Cheers Drive following the introduction of lockdown in the UK and subsequent closure of their Night Shelter, Caring in Bristol are still working hard to support and care for homeless people and rough sleepers across Bristol.

 

You can contribute to the project by purchasing a takeaway meal, consisting of one freshly-cooked meal, a packed lunch and a breakfast, for just £10. Find out more and make your donation here.

 

Caring in Bristol are also looking for more volunteers for the Cheers Drive initiative - if you're available and interested in joining the team, find out more and sign up here.

 

For more information about Caring in Bristol, to find out how you can help the homeless in Bristol or to follow news and updates, head to their website or check out their Facebook page.


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Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt graduated from UWE with a degree in Journalism in 2018. He's keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends gigs and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at matt@365bristol.com.