Feed the NHS campaign reaches £1m target

The ‘Feed the NHS’ crowdfunding campaign has reached its £1m amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The campaign, which was launched by actors Damain Lewis, Helen McCrory and Matt Lucas last month, was created to help feed NHS workers one “hot healthy meal” each day during the Covid-19 crisis.

At the time of writing, the total currently sits at £1,058,560.35.

Reaching the target over the Easter weekend, Lewis posted an update on the campaigns Just Giving page. The statement read: “Wow, we’ve reached £1m. Thank you to the 24,000 people who have been so generous as to help us get there. 

“All your money turns into meals and we served 35,000 of them last week to 11 London hospitals. Next week we’ll serve 45,000 more and go to Birmingham and Manchester. Let’s keep going as there is so much more we can do for our NHS.”

The three actors initially teamed up with healthy fast food chain, Leon, to deliver 6,000 meals a day to London hospitals. 

Alongside Leon, other London-based restaurants, which include, Wasabi, Tortilla, Peach Pubs, Rosa’s Thai, Hop, Pizza Pilgrims, Franco Manca, Farmer J, Tossed, Haché, Abokado, Dishoom and Nusa Kitchen have pledged to support the campaign.

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