Feeding The Future Project

Feeding The Future Project

When a severe economic crisis hit Sri Lanka in 2022, hundreds of thousands of children were going hungry. Immediately we knew we had to do something to give back to the island that had given so much to us. The political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka is devastating, the determination and resilience of the Sri Lankan people is incredible to see. As a tiny offshoot of the island in London, each one of us at Hoppers stands together with the people of Sri Lanka, wholeheartedly.

In partnership with Hemas Outreach Foundation a government-registered charitable trust focusing on early childhood care and development in disadvantaged communities of the country, Hoppers started the ‘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 the aim of feeding them and their families.

 

Here’s 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’.

£5 from every cookbook sold in the restaurants will go towards ‘Feeding the Future’

Donate directly to our ‘Feeding the Future’ page here

Accountability

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.

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