Urgent Appeal: Vehicle needed to help with distribution of food to children!
Launch Foods, a not-for-profit enterprise that provides over 7,500 meals over the summer holidays and beyond to feed the City’s primary school children in communities that need it most, is urgently appealing to Glasgow’s business community to help sponsor or donate a vehicle that can tow their Airstream truck and distribute food to children that would otherwise go hungry.
Launch Foods sets out to solve the issue of food surplus going to waste, by prepping 350 free children’s meals every day. Over the summer, Launch is working with the charity Achieve More Scotland, that run sports activities, by producing healthy nutritious free food for the kids participating in these free events.
Craig Johnson who runs Launch Foods said, “We’re urgently appealing to businesses to help sponsor or donate a vehicle that can tow our Airstream truck to deliver food to children that are going hungry. In 2018 and there is no excuse for this situation, our kids are going hungry and as a community we must work to show our kids we care. Every day, our children spend their evenings hungry without a proper meal and the situation gets worse over summer with the absence of school meals. Meanwhile, food producers throw away surplus food and now we’re doing something to connect the two.
“We ask suppliers to donate surplus food from which we create a menu of delicious treats that kids love, such as burgers, chicken wraps, smoothies and pasta. Scottish kids were consulted on the types of food they’d like to eat and even created some of the smoothie recipes. All the food on the menu is healthy, packed with (sneakily hidden) vegetables, and is low in fat and salt. We even make our own healthy ketchup. In line with the socially conscious cause, all of the packaging is compostable and biodegradable.
“Over the summer, Launch Food’s shiny silver food truck will be working with Achieve More Scotland providing in excess of 7500 meals feeding our kids that need it most. Beyond this, we will feed kids after their school day. Launch is a 365 day operation; it is not just for holiday hunger.”
Craig finished, “The more money Launch Foods generates, the more kids we can feed – it’s as simple as that. If anyone feels they would like to contribute they will be feeding kids in Scotland. Kids you pass in the street, kids many of you will know. It’s Scotland’s kids and they shouldn’t be going hungry.”
Lisa Kirsop of Resonance Capital, who handles marketing and tenant services on behalf of Skypark added: “As part of the effort to feed Glasgow’s children, Skypark is donating space to Launch Foods and providing practical to support to get the organisation up and running on site. We’re urging other businesses to get behind them and help feed children in the communities that need it most.”
If you or your business could provide urgent practical help to either sponsor or help provide a vehicle now, please contact Craig Johnson by email: Hello@Launchfoods.org