HELPING SRI LANKA THROUGH CRISIS
HOPPERS: FEEDING THE FUTURE
While the political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka is proving to be devastating, the determination and resilience of the Sri Lankan people is incredible to see. As a tiny off shoot of the island in London, each one of us at Hoppers stands together with the people of Sri Lanka, whole heartedly.
In partnership with Hemas Outreach Foundation (HOF), a government registered charitable trust focusing on early childhood care and development in disadvantaged communities of the country, Hoppers is proud to launch our ‘Feeding the Future’ project…
We have identified the worst affected schools from HOF’s Piyawara Project school network across the poorest districts of Monaragala, Ampara, Mulativ, Kilinochchi and Vavuniya. We aspire to distribute nutritiously balanced dry rations to these school children with an aim to feed them and their families. Each care package costs roughly £25 and includes:
Red Rice x 5 kg
Dhal x 2 kg
Gram x 1 kg
Sprats x 1 kg
Samaposha x 3 packs
Tinned Fish x 2
Soya x 5 packs
Sugar x 1 kg
Packet of biscuits x 1
Milk Powder x 1 kg
Flour x 1 kg
HOW WE AIM TO RAISE FUNDS
-We’ll be adding a discretionary £1 on every bill at the restaurants, which guests can request to remove or increase.
-All our restaurants will feature a monthly charity special and all proceeds from this dish will go to ‘Feeding the Future’.
-We will contribute £5 from each of our feast kits sold on The Dishpatch with the option for customers to add a further donation if they choose.
-Hoppers Soho will host a special one-night-only family style feast with all proceeds from the event going to ‘Feeding the Future’. more details to follow.
-Donate directly to our ‘Feeding the Future’ Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/srilanka-crisis
HOW WE'RE STAYING ACCOUNTABLE
We’re doing all we can to ensure that every penny contributed is accounted for and used as efficiently as possible.
‘Feeding the Future’ is in partnership with HOF’s Piyawara project with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Affairs – giving us direct access to 331 Divisional Secretariats around the island to identify the worst affected regions.
We are working with distributors and retailers to use their existing supply chains to reduce the cost of travel and logistics.
Our on-the-ground team consists of HOF employees and volunteers, so none of the funds will be used to pay salaries or related administrative costs.
The project and use of funds will be audited by an independent auditor in Sri Lanka.