Win a 1-1 virtual cookery class with Jason Atherton and help The Felix Project raise funds to help feed Londoners in need
Tonight, London-based food redistribution charity The Felix Project is launching its anticipated #DonateYourDinner initiative in collaboration with the Quintessentially Foundation. Starting with Michelin-starred chef and restauranteur, Jason Atherton, viewers will be able to cook live alongside their favourite chefs, including Adam Handling, Melissa Hemsley and Jack Stein on their personal Instagram pages, as well as having a chance to win a virtual one-to-one cookery class.
The #DonateYourDinner initiative is being launched to help raise funds for The Felix Project, who have ramped up their efforts in recent weeks, in order to feed Londoners in need. Today, more than ever, food banks, social kitchens and other organisations are feeding London´s most vulnerable people. The average cost of a 3-course restaurant meal in London is £50.51, enough to provide food for 277 meals.
The idea is simple; look out for the ingredient’s list on the Chef’s Instagram pages ahead of their live cook-along, and tune in every Thursday at 7.30pm BST to watch and cook along. Afterwards, enjoy the freshly made dish and make a donation to The Felix Project. The weekly #DonateYourDinner schedule includes Adam Handling on 30th April, Melissa Hemsley on 7th May and Jack Stein on 14th May.
Budding chefs will not only have the chance to cook alongside their favourite chef each week, but those who participate and ‘donate their dinner’ will also have the chance to win a private, one-to-one virtual cookery class with the chef.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold in the UK, the need for supplies is greater than ever and The Felix Project have been working hard to ensure that people who are struggling are getting enough nourishing and healthy food to eat. Before the outbreak, The Felix Project rescued and delivered 10 tonnes of food a day; now it is delivering three times the usual amount, at 30 tonnes.
The food The Felix Project rescues helps the elderly, homeless, families on low income, NHS staff and those in isolation that are unable to access fresh produce; the donations are crucial to help those in need through the current crisis.
For more information, please visit thefelixproject.org/donate-your-dinner-jason-atherton. Join us and help to #FeedLondon.