Food For Life London will be launching UK’s first 100% electric food van on 20th December 2020. To mark the launch, the van will be distributing over 5000 meals across London to the hungry during the Christmas period.. For twenty six years Food For Life London has been dedicated to feeding London’s homeless and provides 1,200 hot vegan and vegetarian meals six days a week.
During COVID 19 crisis homelessness and food shortage is at a record high in the UK, especially London. The organisation’s efforts are needed more than ever. “Being one of the only charities that was still serving during the two lockdowns, we are dedicated to consistently looking for ways to make a more profound impact,” expressed Rajiv Nandha. “And with the prime ministers aim to have all cars electric by 2030 , we felt it is a perfect opportunity to raise funds for a 100 % electric food van which has zero emissions. The new van will allow us to serve more hungry by increasing locations while being mindful of the environment.
The new van was funded by the community pulling together and raising over £65,000. A group of over 400 volunteers walked 10 miles around central London with 1000’s sponsoring the cause. The Food For Life is part of the Radha-Krishna temple whose founder had a mandate to make sure no one goes hungry within 10 miles of a Hare Krishna temple. Now the new electric van will enable that mandate to be fulfilled with tasty meals, to be delivered green.
The meals will be prepared by world famous Govinda’s Restaurant (off Oxford Street), London’s oldest, most popular and award-winning pure vegetarian restaurant. The meals will be of super excellent quality, as we know: Good Food equals Good Mood, something we all want more of this Christmas.
Launch Online and in person 20th December 2020 2-430pm with ribbon cutting
Food distribution event: 20th-30th December central London
VIPs invited to give message of support online or in person
UK’s First 100% Electric food van comes to London
With the aim of ending hunger for the homeless
The van will be launching by Serving 5000 meals over Xmas period
Volunteers raised £65,000 for this by doing a 10 mile walk around London last year.
The charity was one of the very few still giving out food during first lockdown, with numbers increasing dramatically The founder of the Hare Krishna Movement wanted to make sure no one goes hungry in the 10 miles radius of the temple. Now volunteers will be doing this GREEN with an electric van and Veg nutritious meal