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The Food Chain: Silver Apple Soiree

GT catch up with our October charity partner chair, Colm Howard-Lloyd...

It’s amazing to think that it’s 25 years since a group of friends decided to share their love at Christmas and deliver lunch to isolated friends.

The Food Chain has a simple aim: to improve the health of people living with HIV through nutrition. We still deliver our Sunday meal service as well as groceries, cookery and nutrition classes and communal eating opportunities. Inspired by our practical response, hundreds of volunteers deliver our services supported by a staff team of eleven.

People living with HIV often struggle to access the food they need to stay well for a variety of reasons, from lacking motivation to cook to lacking the knowledge of how-to. More and more people with HIV are living on low incomes and can't afford food – so providing groceries at times of need is the fastest growing and the most costly service we provide. A small bag of groceries for a few weeks makes a huge, measurable difference to the health of our service users. The right nutrition means medication works and people have the energy and motivation to stay well and happy. We rely on your donations to continue our work.

Our Silver Apple Soiree on 07 November 2013 will be an opportunity both to celebrate and to share the good work of The Food Chain. The menu for the evening is inspired by recipes designed by Allegra McEvedy, Gerhard Jenne, Claudia Roden and other Food Chain supporters.

There are still a few days to register to attend the event; find out more by visiting:

Please consider lending your support, either at the event or by donating or volunteering via our website.

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