Social enterprise Social Bite has launched a social media challenge to raise funds for the delivery of free food to vulnerable people across Scotland.
#FeedTheNationInIsolation asks participants to donate £5 so Social Bite can keep delivering all-important food packs to those badly impacted by the coroanvirus pandemic.
All they need to do is cook a meal using only five ingredients, post a picture of it on social media using the hashtag, donate to the cause and tag five friends to do the same.
Donations will allow Social Bite to produce and distribute 6,500 food packs a day to homeless people, families who were relying on free school meals, and people who have been made redundant due to the crisis and are in food poverty.
OK everybody – we really need your help with this! Please take part and NOMINATE your friends! 🤝
Since March 20th we have been producing and distributing free food to homeless people and other vulnerable groups. 🥪🍏🥤 pic.twitter.com/3rQDsxlhQ6
— Social Bite (@SocialBite_) April 21, 2020
Social Bite has already delivered 85,000 food packs since the initiative began.
The social enterprise repurposed its entire organisation in March to create a nationwide food delivery service for homeless people.
The original target was to produce 3000 food packs every day, but since demand for free food during the pandemic is increasing, it is now aiming to more than double that number.
Money raised will also go to food banks across the UK and help the increased number of homeless people after lockdown restrictions are eased.
#FeedTheNationInIsolation is in the style of the Run for Heroes challenge, started by Edinburgh woman Olivia Strong.
Participants were tasked with running 5k, donating £5 on completion and tagging five friends. The challenge has so far raised more than £4.5 million for NHS charities.
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