Leeds-based publishing software developer Publish Interactive has partnered with city-centre health food supplier Lean Lunch to deliver healthy and nutritious meals to 100 staff at Calderdale Royal Hospital, and a further 100 meals to We Care Leeds.
The management team at Publish Interactive, based at Marshall’s Mill on the South Bank, decided that it wanted to continue to dedicate their normal weekly lunch budget to Leeds-based Lean Lunch, who have supplied Publish Interactive’s lunches for the past two years.
This initiative has meant that over 200 meals have been distributed across Calderdale NHS staff and to We Care Leeds, which will distribute them to people who are vulnerable, isolated and without access or means for food across the city, and over £4,000 has already been raised through the Just Giving page.
To help continue the donations, Publish Interactive is calling on all businesses and individuals in the Leeds City Region to help support the project by donating what they would spend on staff lunches during normal operation to the cause.
This will not only support local food businesses but also provide NHS staff healthy and nutritious meals that are vital for boosting the immune system.
Mitali Mookerjee, Managing Director of Publish Interactive commented: “We are so pleased to be able to support the amazing frontline workers across the region, and to help the most vulnerable in the city during a time when they need it most. It is overwhelming how generous Leeds residents and businesses have been so far, but we have currently only reached a third of our target, so we are asking everyone to help us play a part in ensuring NHS workers are provided with readily prepared healthy meals.”