The Ivy donate meals to Scottish Ambulance Service

The Ivy Buchanan Street, in collaboration with The Caring Foundation, today announces is donating and delivering meals to the Scottish Ambulance Service. Opening up its kitchen, volunteers are preparing 1,500 meals a week for the Ambulance Service, including its traditional and
vegetarian Shepherd’s pies.

The Caring Foundation is a privately run, family foundation created in January 2020 by Richard and Patricia Caring. Richard Caring owns and operates multiple businesses in the hospitality sector, including The Ivy Collection. The foundation have brought together teams from across his hospitality network to deliver a selection of meal options to NHS workers and vulnerable communities.

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This initiative forms part of The Caring Foundation’s commitment to offer 50,000 meals (and growing each week) through various hospitals and charity food partnerships in London and to critically vulnerable communities across the whole country including Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin, Glasgow and Brighton.

Wendy Quinn, West Region Deputy Director said: “On behalf of the Scottish Ambulance Service, I’d like to extend a huge thanks to The Ivy Buchanan Street, in collaboration with The Caring Foundation, for donating and delivering meals to our staff.

“In these challenging times, it is important to pull together, and generous donations like these can go far in helping with staff morale while the teams are working so hard. I’m delighted that The Ivy and partners are playing their part in this great national effort in delivering meals for the NHS and shows what we can do to help each other if we all work together.”

Richard Caring said: ‘This is a time for reflection, patience, understanding, co-operation, trust, belief and most important of all; action! We have a hub of collective kitchens across the whole of the UK and we are blessed to have the most amazing staff and suppliers who truly want to help, even though there is risk involved.

“We applaud the wonderful network of our guests and friends of our brands for being so generous, not only with their good wishes, but also with actual donations and offers of support.

“During these terrible times, with these unprecedented times upon us, we must all come together, help each other, support those desperately in need and I would say TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG and can make a real difference.’

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