Motorbike riders deliver cooked meals to Hemel Hempstead charity

Hertfordshire motorbike riders are working with Edible London to deliver meals

Tuesday, 19th May 2020, 11:10 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th May 2020, 11:52 am

A man from Hemel Hempstead is encouraging others to do something positive in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ben Kay is part of a team of motorbike riders in Hertfordshire who have been delivering food with Edible London to the vulnerable every Thursday, last week they delivered 80 meals to Dens homeless shelter in Hemel Hempstead.

The 39-year-old, runs a small motorcycle group on Facebook for Hertfordshire riders, Hertfordshire motorbike riders, he said: "Edible London base themselves out of Alexandra Palace and we deliver all over Haringey and local communities.

Motorbike riders deliver cooked meals to DENS homeless shelter

"A couple of the drivers work the security at Alexander Palace and they got speaking to Edible London and offered to deliver the meals they were cooking to the vulnerable people.

"They came back to the group and told us about it and I thought it was a great idea to help.

"We have been doing it for three weeks, the first week was about 300 meals and last week was 1,500, we are hoping to get 3,000 meals delivered by next week.

"We can get about 80 meals per motorbike and we are looking for more volunteers to help.

Edible London is a creative urban community farm that tackles mental health and social isolation and brings communities together

"If you want to get in touch and help, you can email me or contact Edible London directly."

"As a thank you they give us food that we bring back to Hemel Hempstead and we supply ready cooked food to Dens homeless shelter.

"I want to highlight the good side of people, something positive and possibly encourage others to help us do something positive for our communities.

"Edible London are doing a fantastic job and we are happy to help them deliver the food.

"We gave out over 1,500 meals to the vulnerable and homeless in Haringey local areas, visiting a church, hospital, mosque and a Greek funeral centre so they in turn can get it to the people that really need it.

"On our return we went back to Alexandra place to refill our bikes with over 80 meals to take back to Dens homeless shelter in Hemel Hempstead.

"We will continue to do this every Thursday."

Edible London is a creative urban community farm that tackles mental health and social isolation and brings communities together

To get involved email: [email protected], or visit: ediblelondon.org.

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