Final push for Zoe's Ghana Kitchen crowdfund campaign

By James McAllister

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A community crowdfund set up by the owner of a restaurant in London’s Hackney is set to end tomorrow (18 April).

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen founder and chef Zoe Adjonyoh launched the campaign on Crowdfunder​ last month following a fall in businesses due to the Coronavirus crisis. 

She has so far raised £11,100 of a £13,800 target.

Writing on the campaign’s fund-raising page, Adjonyoh says: “The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancelation of all our booked events for then next six to nine months."

“This is obviously devastating, but what's worse is just how many vulnerable people are now left without adequate support, supplies and care in our communities.”

While the loss of earnings is a significant concern, Adjonyoh says her priority at the moment is keeping the kitchen functioning to support her local community in Hackney and Bow.

The money raised through the crowdfund will be used to provide 150-200 hot meals per week to vulnerable individuals in the area over the next three months.

It will be used to put towards the cost of the ingredients, and to pay the staff to prepare and deliver the meals. 

Adjonyoh is also looking to raise money to help secure the future of her business through an online voucher system that is accessible through her website​.

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