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Castle Food Service launched to provide 500 meals a week

A new food service set up by a group of Hackney North residents and staff at the Castle Climbing Centre, are preparing and distributing 500 home-cooked meals each week.

Published: 12/05/2020

The meals are free, or pay-as-you-can, and they are delivering directly to self-isolating families and individuals, or to other community hubs.

The Castle Climbing Centre, in North Hackney is known for it's climbing gym, cafe and kitchen garden. While the centre is closed due to the coronavirus crisis, the café is being used as a hub for the preparation and distribution of healthy meals for members of the community who are struggling to access good food.

The Centre boasts a well loved permaculture garden, which is supplying fresh fruit and veg for the vegetarian and vegan meals they are distributing. Supplemented with ingredients from Suma Wholefoods the centres cooks are whipping up delicious, healthy, and sustainable dinners.

If you would like to help donate to cover the costs of ingredients, PPE and delivery, head over to the crowd funder here. Or if you are local, they are looking for volunteers to help.

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