Cemal + Ali, we are two Kurdish best friends born in Turkey and have lived in Hackney (East London) our whole lives, we launched 215Hackney Cafe/Restaurant serving Middle Eastern Food from Isreal, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Kurdistan. We decided to partner with WarChild UK to support children affected by wars from all around the world and donate 20% of our profits. OUR DOORS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED BUT OUR CHARITABLE WORK WILL CONTINUE.
As of 17th March we decided to shut our doors to help fight the Corona Virus spread in line with the Governments Strategy, us shutting our doors does not mean we need to sit back and wait for the Government alone to tackle the issue - we as citizens of London need to stand by each other and do whatever we can to support any institutions directly fighting the pandemic. Where we all need to stay inside to protect our selves and also our loved ones whom are within the high risk category - we strongly believe some of us need to support and protect the amazing humans risking their lives to save ours. The team at 215Hackney has decided to use our resources and abilities to support the NHS staff through this historically difficult time.
Our kind ask.....
Help us make a difference for NHS heroes who are risking their own lives. You can donate by clicking the button below. And please share this with family, friends and anyone else who might be interested.
£30 we can make 6+ meals for NHS workers
£50 we can make 10+ meals for NHS workers
£100 we can make 20+ meals for NHS workers
£500 we can make 100+ meals for NHS workers
£1,000 we can make 200+ meals for NHS workers
All proceeds will be used to pay for food, supplies and pay staff who will be cooking and delivering. This is not a profit initiative - to date we have delivered over 2500 meals to the hospitals below and you can see our updates below;
Great Ormond Street
Kings Cross South Wing
Royal London Whitechapel
Homerton Hospital Hackney
As an independent business we value the common morals of helping the local community. We’re in this together and now is the time we all unite and show solidarity to our NHS Heroes who need our support more than ever today.
We will be providing constant updates regarding progress and our efforts to support the NHS Front Line Staff - if anyone wants to reach out to us directly and knows any hospitals or people in need please do not hesitate to email me direct on [email redacted].uk.
YOUR MONEY WILL BE NEEDED FOR
Cost of ingredients
Packaging, cutlery, napkins, bags
Hygiene supplies - masks, gloves, disposable aprons, hair nets, sanitisers, hand gels, hand wash, cleaning supplies
Chefs - ordering, prepping, cooking, cleaning
Front of house - packaging, labelling, organising, dispatching, delivery
We will Pay our staff who are now unemployed due to restaurant closure - and not benefitting from the scheme put in place by the government (We are still waiting to see how this scheme will help our staff who were on zero hour contracts).
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We will be able to produce more food and get it to more people for less money if we receive donations.
So if you are able to help by donating or supplying the following at reduced costs please get in touch:
- Food ingredients: we would be interested to talk to suppliers who have excess stock that they can't shift
- Hygiene supplies
- Packaging: labels, stickers, food packaging containers
- Gulê G
- Rachael Davidson
- Annelies Hopkins
- Jacqui Lewis
- Faith Vincent