Martin James Network continues partnership with FoodCycle during COVID19

Martin James Network continues partnership with FoodCycle during COVID19

A few weeks back, our Birmingham-based restaurant, Holy Moly – home of the ‘Proper Mac’, headed up by Paul Elliott teamed up with national charity, FoodCycle, to help support vulnerable people in the local community each week with hot meals.

FoodCycle combines surplus food, spare kitchen spaces and volunteers to create three-course meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation, whilst helping those who may not be able to afford to feed themselves or their children.

Holy Moly donated its first selection of its vegetarian cheesy ‘Proper Mac’ to the UK charity in January and has provided hot meals on a weekly basis since, until the restaurant was forced to close due to the COVID19 outbreak.

We’re pleased to announce, we will donate essential food on a weekly basis, during lockdown. Throughout this uncertain time, it is now more important than ever, that those who are most exposed are not left hungry or lonely, and we support the mission and determination of this incredible national charity, and ensure our community is fully nourished.

Different parts of the network have been involved in ensuring this goes ahead including –

Martin James Foundation who have provided the donation through their EPIC programme. Agility Group – kindly provided the van to transport the goods between wholesaler and FoodCycle. Martin James Group – some of our colleagues helped arrange collection and drop off and Tribera who continue to raise awareness of FoodCycle and promote the partnership.

Paul Elliott, Head of Business at Holy Moly which is part of the Martin James Network, added: “FoodCycle do some incredible work supporting the local community. The charity is made up of amazing volunteers who provide so much to those in need and being able to play a small part in helping, especially during this time, means a lot to us all here.”

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Martin James Network continues partnership with FoodCycle during COVID19

Holy Moly teams up with FoodCycle to donate meals each week

Birmingham-based restaurant, Holy Moly – home of the ‘Proper Mac’ – has teamed up with national charity FoodCycle to help the charity support vulnerable people in the local community each week with hot meals.

FoodCycle combines surplus food, spare kitchen spaces and volunteers to create three-course meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation, whilst helping those who may not be able to afford to feed themselves or their children.

Holy Moly donated its first selection of its vegetarian cheesy ‘Proper Mac’ to the UK charity in January and will be providing hot meals each week.

Justin Powell, Regional Manager Midlands at FoodCycle, said: “We are thrilled to have Holy Moly onboard supporting us in feeding people who may be struggling with hunger or loneliness. The backing of local food suppliers and restaurants is vital to us in order to provide free community meals; we can’t thank Holy Moly enough for their ongoing assistance each week and what is the start of a fantastic partnership.”

Paul Elliott, Head of Business at Holy Moly, added: “FoodCycle do some incredible work supporting the local community. The charity is made up of amazing volunteers who provide so much to those in need and being able to play a small part in helping means a lot to us all here.”

Holy Moly opened its doors back in 2018 as Birmingham’s first ever Mac ‘n’ Cheese restaurant. Located in Grand Central, the Harlem-inspired soul food heaven, is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a light bite, dinner with the family or a drink with your mates. Offering a delicious range of macs, burgers, chicken, cocktails and much more.

Established in 2009, FoodCycle runs 42 volunteer-powered community projects across England, with five in the Birmingham area, the latest of which launches at the Falcon Lodge Community Centre in Sutton Coldfield on 27th January.

If you would like to find out more and see how you can get involved, head to the FoodCycle website.

Bookings are not required at Holy Moly. For more information about the restaurant or menus available, visit here.