Coronavirus: Walworth cafe raises over £2k for meal delivery service for vulnerable residents

Katherine Johnston (25 March, 2020) Health Coronavirus

'We will get through this and in some ways come out stronger at the end'

35686Louie Louie's campaign helping the people of Walworth

Louie Louie, a cafe and bar in Walworth Road, has raised over £2,000 so its kitchen can make, donate and deliver food to locals in need.

For every £5 given, a meal will be made for someone who needs it the most.

 

The cafe, which isn’t making any profit from the scheme, is distributing its food via the North Walworth Mutual Aid group, one of the COVID-19 community support networks that have sprung up across the country.

Rachel Rumbol, a chef and the fundraiser’s organiser, said raising so much cash in just three days had left the team ‘blown away’ by the community’s generosity.

“Everyone coming together in this strange and unprecedented time, when we are forced to be physically apart, is a reminder of the strength of our communities and that we will get through this and in some ways come out stronger at the end,” she wrote on the fundraising page.

Meals are benefitting elderly residents, pregnant women, families who rely on free school meals, and those struggling to make ends meet.

For more information, and to donate, click here.

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