Food Company Donates Thousands to Foodbanks in London
Entrepreneur Laurence Kemball-Cook, Founder of sustainable energy company Pavegen, and Emma Sinclair, businesswoman and Co-Founder of Enterprise Alumni, have teamed up with the good people at the Bournemouth based food company Mr Lee’s Pure Foods. Mr Lee’s is known for its charitable donations around the world, last year contributing to Marcus Rashford’s FareShare campaign, now funded by Pavegen, Mr Lee’s will be distributing over 20,000 meals to food banks across the UK.
Laurence and Emma have been driving around the UK to deliver noodle pots and palettes to a number of food banks and food distributions hubs they are keen to support including The Felix Project, The North Paddington Foodbank, Norwood and Brixton foodbank, Salvation Army, and a number of Kent food banks and children’s organisations.
Mr Lee’s Noodles Founder, Damien Lee, sadly recently passed away in January 2021 after a prolonged battle with cancer. During his illness he removed all the nasties from his diet, but he was missing his favourite guilty pleasure – instant noodles. When he started to feel better he created Mr Lee’s Noodles – a guilt free brand of healthier instant foods, free from all the nasties and full of premium ingredients. The collaboration with Pavegen is a fitting way to honour his memory, he was passionate about finding a way to give people who need it easy to make, healthy food.
Kasia Bigda, Marketing Director at Mr Lee’s Pure Foods said: “We at Mr Lee’s Pure Foods believe that everyone who is in a position of influence should reach out and do their bit.”
She continued: “Since the beginning of the pandemic we have donated over 40,000 Mr Lee’s noodle cups to food banks, charities and NHS frontline staff in the UK and Australia. Thanks to the partnership with generous donors like Pavegen, we were able to send another 20,000 meals to food banks.”
“Being able to contribute to a cause which plays such an important role in the Mr Lee’s mission is very rewarding for us all. This is a very difficult time for everyone, especially those who can’t afford to put food on the table for their families, but we hope that our continuous donations can be a small step in making a difference.”
Knowing that foodbanks are crying out for healthy, simple to make food, Laurence and Emma are hoping this initiative might capture the imagination of others.
Donations are welcome and appreciated to help them make the same delivery again next week! https://www.gofundme.com/f/mr-lees-noodle-foodbank-donations