Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

StreetSmart continues festive restaurant fundraising campaign

09 December 2020 by
StreetSmart continues festive restaurant fundraising campaign

Hundreds of restaurants have resumed fundraising for the annual StreetSmart campaign to tackle homelessness.

This year more than 375 restaurants are taking part, adding a voluntary £1 to diners' bills over the festive period to support charitable projects. The initiative was due to run from 1 November to 31 December but it was paused by the four-week lockdown in England last month.

Many restaurants continued their support during the lockdown, with St John selling special takeaway dishes with an added donation, while Brixton's Naughty Piglet added £1 to all deliveries.

One restaurant taking part is MeatLiquor, which will be donating 25p for every burger sold in-house or to takeaway to StreetSmart throughout December. The London-based chain's butcher, Turner & George, will also be donating 25p per burger.

Scott Collins, founder and managing of MeatLiquor, said: "Our staff and customers are keen to support StreetSmart every Christmas but even more so this year when those on the streets are struggling to stay safe. We twisted the arms of a few suppliers to help out too and they have generously answered the call."

Other restaurant groups such as Ottolenghi will continue support into January.

StreetSmart has raised more than £10.3m since it was founded in 1998, including £760,000 through the 2019 campaign.

For more information or to take part visit streetsmart.org.uk

Image: Shutterstock

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking