As a business we are extremely proud to have been born in Manchester and look to help and support local businesses as often as we can. As such, we were recently given the opportunity to work on the accounting of an incredible startup, Foodinate, which in an amazingly short space of time, has really come into its own and grown and succeeded impressively quickly.
Read on to discover more about Foodinate, the fantastic work they are doing and the amazing journey the business has undergone so far.
What is Foodinate?
Foodinate is an exciting new concept from Manchester born and bred entrepreneur, Caroline Stevenson. Launched back in March this year, the aim of the business is to help those suffering from food poverty across the UK, by providing free meals to those in need.
Working with a number of restaurants and food outlets around Manchester, Foodinate promises to provide a meal to someone in need for every partnered dish that is ordered by diners. So if you choose a meal from the menu marked with the Foodinate logo, you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner, knowing that you are feeding someone else, too!
In the 7 months that Foodinate has been running, the business has managed to supply well over 3,600 meals to homeless people across the UK.
Where did the idea for Foodinate come from?
Even as the seventh richest country in the world, there are over 13 million people who suffer from poverty across the UK. Manchester is a city that is heavily affected by food poverty, with many homeless people on the streets struggling to eat enough on most days. It was the experience of seeing this poverty in her hometown, that spurred Caroline to try and make a difference.
A few of the businesses involved with Foodinate so far include:
- Well Hung, Spinningfields, Manchester
- George’s, Worsley, Manchester
- Bangers and Bacon, Spinningfields, Manchester
- Penelope’s Deli, Media City, Manchester
We feel extremely privileged to be working with Caroline and Foodinate, in helping the business as much as we can to grow, thrive and succeed. Whether you’re a restaurant or food outlet owner, or even someone who simply enjoys dining out, you could take part in making a huge difference to the levels of food poverty in the UK, by joining the Foodinate mission. Head over to the website to find out more about the business, how it works and what you could do to get involved.