Property firm buys lunch for 1,000 Mersey kids
Liverpool-based property investment firm RWinvest teamed up with Liverpool chef, Dave Critchley to help fund meals for children across Merseyside
Liverpool property investment firm RWinvest has donated the cost of 1,000 packed lunches for disadvantaged children and families in Liverpool during the half-term break.
Working in partnership with Liverpool chef Dave Critchley, who inspired the Knowsley Kitchen and Liverpool Independent Delivered Services (LIDS), RWinvest have helped to fund the meals which are being distributed to children in disadvantaged areas of Merseyside.
An increased spotlight on school holiday hunger has been in the news since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and since Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford started his campaign for increased free school meals.
RWinvest is one of a number of North West companies that has stepped in to help families in the region. The company’s financial support has also helped to keep hospitality industry staff, who are helping to prepare and deliver the meals, in work.
Michael Gledhill, director at RWinvest, said: “As a business, we felt that we had to do something to help children facing hunger. These are very difficult times and many families are struggling to put food on the table.
“We are a successful business and so it is important for us to give something back to the community around us so we decided to pull together with a nearby hospitality company to deliver 1000 packed lunches to children in the Liverpool region.
“This is an initiative we are looking to support during the Christmas period too because no child should have to go hungry.”