Duchess Meghan checks in with The Hubb Community Kitchen ahead of its incredible food campaign

By Zach Harper

Duchess Meghan checks in with The Hubb Community Kitchen ahead of its incredible food campaign

Duchess Meghan has given The Hubb Community Kitchen her support again as it has joined a new campaign to provide food to hungry Londoners during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Duchess of Sussex has long backed the organization, which was formed to help Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. The group is now working with food redistribution charity The Felix Project, which is delivering produce to The Hubb so it can make 250 to 300 meals for families in the city beginning April 20. The incredible campaign is part of the Evening Standard's Food for London Now initiative.

"The spirit of The Hubb Community Kitchen has always been one of caring, giving back and helping those in need – initially in Grenfell and now throughout the U.K," Meghan said on the call, which also included Hubb kitchen manager Leila Hedjem and Cherine Mallah, Halima al-Hudafi, Oxana Sinitsyna and Jennifer Odonkor, who all devote their time to the kitchen.

"A home-cooked meal from one neighbour to another, when they need it most, is what community is all about," she continued.

"I'm so proud of the women of The Hubb Community Kitchen and the continued support the Felix Project gives them to carry out these acts of goodwill – which, at this moment in time, are urgently needed. I'm equally moved by the many people who are contributing to the Evening Standard's campaign to raise money for these vital organizations in the wake of COVID-19."

The Hubb Community Kitchen is run out of London's Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre. You might remember that Meghan wrote the foreword for Together: Our Community Cookbook, which was produced by the Hubb in 2018. Portions of its sales went toward – and still do, if you buy it today – helping the Hubb continue to do its work.

Leila, Cherine, Halima, Oxana and Jennifer will all be involved in cooking meals as part of the Food for London Now campaign, as will Intalak Alsaiegh, Faiza Bellini, Jaipreet Bharj, Munira Mahmud, Ahlam Saeid, Lillian Olwa and Dayo Gilmore.

Meghan and Prince Harry have been getting very involved with helping out with coronavirus relief since they moved to Los Angeles last month. Earlier this week, the Duke of Sussex made a Zoom call to WellChild, one of his patronages that supports parents with seriously ill children. He listened to parents' concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

On April 15, the couple were also photographed delivering food packages through Project Angel Food, a "nonprofit organization in Los Angeles County which provides free meals for people too sick to shop and cook for themselves."

The same day, it was also reported Harry and Meghan would donate £90,000 (approximately $158,000) to Feeding Britain to provide support during the world's battle with COVID-19. The money was generated through "excess profits" from the BBC broadcast of their 2018 wedding, according to Town & Country.

Related news