Called Pub Hub and launched under the gastropub group’s The Peach Foundation, the not-for-profit scheme makes use of Peach’s furloughed team members as well as local volunteers to provide a meal and essentials shop service to people that need it.
Under the Pub Hub scheme, Peach aims to serve three million meals in just 55 days to feed those most in need, including frontline NHS workers, careworkers, and the elderly.
It also says Pub Hub will give the hospitality workers and volunteers a purpose in these extraordinary times
It will provide discounted meals and produce along with free delivery by its volunteers when needed.
The group hopes that, if successful, it will create a model that can be recreated across many more pubs across the UK. “In two weeks, 1,000 pubs could be feeding the elderly and health workers at discounted prices,” says the company.
Pub Hub will also support the hospitality industry’s supply chains and will help keeping national and local suppliers in business, to ensure they can continue to supply us with the good stuff, says Peach.
Speaking last week to BigHospitality in an United We Stand podcast, Peach managing director Hamish Stoddart revealed the 19-strong pub group was working on an initiative where some of the group’s pubs can be used as hubs to deliver food to the NHS and people in need.
The group is now calling on more businesses to follow suit and turn their pubs into community hubs. To pledge support, visit the Pub Hub website