A Message from Thomas Franks

We wanted to update you on how we have responded to the dramatic changes we are all facing as a result of Covid- 19. Most of our clients’ businesses are now in lockdown and it looks as if that may be the case for some time.

Many within the community are suffering currently and many are showing incredible self-sacrifice to help others. We decided to do what we could to help the vulnerable and those who are helping to keep us all safe.

Thomas Franks launched a Feeding Communities project three weeks ago. Our priority was to provide fresh, nutritious meals to those in need.

We formed a brilliant team to make this ambition a reality. Many of our clients have provided their kitchens as hubs for food production. Our network of local and regional suppliers have  provided food and logistics support. Many of our team have volunteered their time in the creation and preparation of nutritious and wholesome meals.

In challenging financial times, we have been extremely fortunate to have clients donating funds to enable the project to progress.

To date, this combined team have provided over 20,000 meals to vulnerable children in London through Kitchen Social, frontline NHS staff currently within ten hospitals, vulnerable groups through the GRACE network and food supplies through SOFEA who again support vulnerable groups. In addition, we are also  partnering with a number of great local community initiatives.

In order to continue the programme, we’re now extending the scope of the Feeding Communities project through the launch of the Virgin Giving Money option.

Please see the image showing the link for donations