The initiative, which supplies free food to NHS staff, key workers, and people in need, will now aim to provide in excess of 30,000 meals a year to people in need.
Meals from Marlow has now delivered 75,000 meals and has received support from more than 1,000 donors, from individuals to local businesses, raising £180,000. Other food and drink businesses have donated large amounts of produce which has been used by Kerridge’s volunteer chef brigade to create meals.
At a special event held on Saturday (27 June) Kerridge and fellow Meals from Marlow founders Andy Agar and Chris Hughes, along with colleagues from Pub in the Park, All Saints Church and Marlow Town Council, the charity delivered its 75,000th meal.
The event had been planned as a celebration marking the termination of the scheme, however, the team have since agreed to make the scheme permanent.
“The people of Marlow are amazing. We are confident that we can make this scheme permanent, to continue feeding people in the town and showing the town’s generosity for other people in need,” says Kerridge.