A church in Fulham has teamed up with a local school and Michelin Star winning chef to serve up a special meal at their local homeless project.
St Andrew’s Chuch, in Fulham Fields, has cooked three-course meals every Saturday lunchtime for homeless and vulnerable people in west London for the past 10 years.
It worked in partnership with Fulham Boys School to chef Robert Oritz to come up with a menu which it served to people on Saturday (October 7) as part of British Food Fortnight.
The meals were cooked by FBS pupils, who were instructed by Mr Oritz, with food provided by family butcher HG Walter.
It regularly provides meat for the homeless shelter, and 30 Michelin-starred restaurants , as well as celebrity chefs Nigella Lawson and Heston Blumenthal.
HG Walter also funded the total food costs for the meal.
Revd Lesley Bilinda, vicar at St Andrews, said: “We were enormously grateful to the pupils at Fulham Boys School and HG Walter for their support.
“Our project is one of the practical ways we demonstrate the love of God and the welcome of the church community to those who have a rough deal in life and when pupils have been involved in the project previously, our guests have always been hugely appreciative.”
Alun Ebenezer, FBS headmaster , said: “I am really proud of all of our pupils who took part in British Food Fortnight.
“Fulham Boys is still a young school, but we have been working hard to establish ourselves within the local community, and I am delighted that we were able to support the homeless shelter at St Andrew’s on this important occasion.”
British Food Fortnight is the biggest annual, national celebration of British food and drink.
The homeless project at St Andrew’s regularly feeds between 50-60 people and provides clothing, shower facilities and – working in partnership with Hillsong Church – a fortnightly medical van which provides professional medical services for those who are unable to register with a GP.
As well as Fulham Boys School and HG Walter, other regular partners include Fulham Prep School, the City Harvest London, and local branches of Tesco and Waitrose.
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