Family behind The Arts Club and AOK Kitchen launch the Corona Care Challenge

By Tempus | 30 Mar 2020 | Philanthropy

The Landesberg family has raised more than £60,000 for NHS staff and vulnerable patients

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* Emma Landesberg is one of the founders of the Corona Care Challenge

The family group behind London’s The Arts ClubA.O.K Kitchen and JAB Boxing has launched the Corona Care Challenge to support vulnerable patients in the UK. In just a week, the entrepreneurial Landesberg family has raised more than £60,000 to create ready-made meals and care packages for the NHS. 

They began supplying ready-made meal to NHS hospitals in London, beginning with 1,500 meals led by A.O.K Kitchen’s head chef Kostas Rampias, who came onboard to support the initiative. Through money raised and donations of products, the family is putting together care packages delivered to those most in need, including immune-suppressed patients, the elderly, single parents, those with disabilities and other at high risk of illness. 

“Whilst we are all experiencing the uncertainty of the Corona Virus Covid-19 our family feel really strongly about supporting those who are less able, less fortunate and are alone at this time,” a family spokesperson said on the Challenge’s Gofundme page

“We have decided to come together as a family and put together care packages which we will distribute out and deliver to those in need. We know there are thousands of people who could really benefit from this so whilst we are fundraising to purchase the goods to make the packages, we are also asking households to donate goods too. This could be anything from frozen meals, toilet rolls, tins and non-perishable goods.” >>

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* The Corona Care Challenge provides ready made meals from AOK Kitchen to NHS hospitals in London

The family aims to continue supplying non-perishable goods such as pasta, rice and tinned food; fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy produce; as well as household essentials like laundry detergents, toilet roll, and toiletries. They have also called for baby formula and food and nappies. 

“We are also supporting all the incredible staff at the NHS across London, we’ve provided them fresh cooked meals and supplying drinks and snacks during their long shifts plus some hospitals have set up internal food banks for the staff to be able to take home essential items for their families,” the spokesperson said. “Anything you can do to help would be really appreciated.”

Contact Coronacarechallenge@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer or donate

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* Jab Boxing founder Jamie Landesberg makes care packages for NHS staff and vulnerable people